Cattleya intermedia var. orlata
Front lobe of lip is dark purple with the purple extending up the edges of the side lobes. Petals and sepals are light suffuse pink-purple. Better size and shape than typical, and has a delicately sweet scent (the aroma of fragrant Cattleya intermedias
strengthens as the day progresses and warms). . A tremendous grower and bloomer. From southern Brazil. Overall height approximately 15". Temperature Tolerant. May blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: April 28, 2009