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