Cattleya deckeri

Common Name: Decker's Cattleya

Habitat: Panama, Trinidad. Cattleya deckeri is found growing near sea-level to 900 meters of elevation. Frequently, it is found growing on tree trunks that overhang rivers or in bushes or rocks.

Plant Size: Medium.

Flower Size: 3 1/2 inches (8.75 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers of Cattleya deckeri are rosy purple with a darker lip. There are yellow markings in the throat. The flower is very similar to Cattleya skinneri.

Bloom Season: Fall

Growing Temperature: Warm to Hot

Additional Information: Cattleya deckeri is the only species in the genus found in both Central and South America. This species is often confused with Cattleya skinneri, but it grows in a different geographic location and blooms during the fall rather than the spring.

This species was named in honor of a German botanist who lived during the 1800s.

Synonyms: Cattleya patinii, Cattleya skinneri var. autumnalis, Cattleya skinneri var. parviflora, Cattleya skinneri var. patinii



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