Cattleya patinii

Common Name: Patin's Cattleya

Native to: Venezuela, Costa Rica, Columbia, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago. Cattleya patinii is found growing on trees in humid forests between 30 and 800 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Small. Plants have short, ribbed or furrowed pseudobulbs that have two oblong, fleshy leaves.

Flower Size: Small

Flower Description: Flowers are produced on 3 inch (7.5 cm) long flower stems and bear between 4 and 8 flowers. Flowers are produced on new growths as they mature.

Bloom Season: Fall. Blooms as growth matures.

Growing Temperature: Warm to Hot

Additional Information: This is a lesser-known orchid from Venezuela and is not often seen in collections. Cattleya patinii is closely related to Cattleya skinneri but flowers in the fall rather than the spring.

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



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