Cattleya labiata

Cattleya Labiata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: C. labiata
Alliance: Cattleya
Binomial name
Cattleya labiata
Lindley 1821

Cattleya labiata found in 1818 in Brazil, and was the first species of cattleya discovered.


Flowers bloom fall to early winter with 2 to 5 flowers per an inflorescence. The 7.5 inch flowers vary in color and as many as 5 may grow on a raceme. It blooms in the fall. All have one leaf per pseudobulb.


Cattleya labiata is found in Brazil growing on trees in the moutain ranges from 500 meters and above


Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. Cattleya labiata is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week.


C labiata semialba Cattleya labiata var. semi alba
(L.C.Menezes 2002)
White sepals and petals, white lip with a patch of pink and yellow
Cattleya labiata alba Cattleya labiata var.alba White sepals and petals, white lip with a patch of yellow


Common Name: Crimson Cattleya, Ruby Lipped Cattleya


Cattleya labiata plate

Cattleya labiata var. autumnalis plate

  1. Cattleya bullieri D.J. Carr 1886
  2. Cattleya labiata f. albo-oculata Cogn. 1897
  3. Cattleya labiata f. purpureostriata Cogn. 1897
  4. Cattleya labiata var. amesiana L.C.Menezes 2002
  5. Cattleya labiata var. amoena L.C.Menezes 2002
  6. Cattleya labiata var. atropurpurea L.C.Menezes 2002
  7. Cattleya labiata var autumnalis Linden 1887
  8. Cattleya labiata var. caerulea L.C.Menezes 2002
  9. Cattleya labiata var. concolor L.C.Menezes 2002
  10. Cattleya labiata var genuina Stein 1892
  11. Cattleya labiata var. purpureolineata L.C.Menezes 2002
  12. Cattleya labiata var. purpureostriata (Cogn.) L.C.Menezes 1987
  13. Cattleya labiata var. semialba L.C.Menezes 2002
  14. Cattleya labiata var warocqueana Rolfe 1890
  15. Cattleya labiata vera Veitch 1887
  16. Cattleya labiatum Rchb.f 1861
  17. Cattleya leeana Sander 1883
  18. Cattleya lemoniana Lindley 1846
  19. Cattleya massangeana Rchb. f. 1883
  20. Cattleya morganae Warner 1882
  21. Cattleya nalderiana Rchb. f. 1885
  22. Cattleya oweniana auct. 1892
  23. Cattleya pallida Lindl. & Paxton 1851-2
  24. Cattleya peetersii André 1885
  25. Cattleya perrinii Endl. in A.Hartinger 1845
  26. Cattleya regalis hort. 1883
  27. Cattleya rochellensii Rchb. f. 1888
  28. Cattleya rollissonii T. Moore 1861
  29. Cattleya wallisii L. Linden & Rchb. f. 1882
  30. Cattleya warocqueana L. Linden 1890
  31. Epidendrum labiatum (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861

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