Cattleya velutina

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Cattleya velutina


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya
Species: Cattleya velutina



Cattleya velutina Rchb.f., Gard. Chron. 1870: 147, 1373. (1870)


  • Heterotypic
    • Cattleya fragrans Barb.Rodr., Gen. Spec. Orchid. 1: 72 (1877)
    • Cattleya alutacea Barb.Rodr., Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 157 (1882)
    • Cattleya alutacea var. velutina Barb.Rodr., Gen. Spec. Orchid. 2: 158 (1882)
    • Cattleya velutina var. lietzei Regel, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 10: 368 (1887)
    • Cattleya velutina var. punctata Regel, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 10: 369 (1887)
    • Cattleya velutina var. alutacea (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 3(5): 200 (1901)
    • Cattleya tetraploidea Brieger, Schlechter, Die Orchideen 10( 37-40a): 597 (1978), no replaced synonym ref.


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names


English: Velvety Cattleya

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