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