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What is a Cattleya?


My aunt was talking about a Cattleya the other day and I was just wondering what it was. I'm assuming from her conversation that it's some kind of plant. Any information?

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5 comments

1 Sandy G { 08.15.10 at 2:02 pm }

It is a type of orchid – many of them are in cultivation and are beautiful.

2 mistygrayc { 08.15.10 at 2:27 pm }

Huge beautiful Orchid

3 Octavian's Biggest Fan { 08.15.10 at 3:22 pm }

Cattleyas are commonly found in corsages as well.

They are sympodial (the plant spreads from several growth points) and each pseudobulb may have 1 or 2 leaves.

4 johan28 { 08.15.10 at 3:59 pm }

It is a genius of the Orchard family typically chararcterised by a three lobed lip enclosing the column. Research orchards and you will see they are beautiful.

5 Susi C { 08.15.10 at 4:52 pm }

Cattleya is an orchid grown for their beautiful flowers.

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