Cattleya labiata

Cattleya labiata

The Cattleya alliance is part of the family Orchidaceae, sub-family Epidendroideae, tribe Epidendreae and sub-tribe Laeliinae.

In horticulture Cattleya is designated with the abbreviation Cat.

Description:

Cattleya alliance members are mostly epiphytes and sometimes lithophytes.

They have thickened pseudo-bulbs with 1 or 2 leaves at the top.

Their leaves are leathery in texture, thick and fleshy or tough. They are sympodial in growth, with each new growth emerging from the previous growth.



Habitat:

They grow on and along supports, such as branches and trunks of trees in tropical and subtropical America.

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