Subfamily:
  Epidendroideae
Tribe:
  Epidendreae
Subtribe:
  Laeliinae
Genus: Cattleya:
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  • French Guiana, Northern South America, Southern America
  • Guyana, Southern America
  • Suriname, Southern America
  • Venezuela, Southern America
  • Bolivia, Southern America
  • Colombia, Southern America
  • Ecuador, Southern America
  • Peru, Southern America
  • Brazil West-Central, Southern America
  • Brazil Southeast, Southern America
  • Brazil North, Southern America
Cattleya violacea Rolfe (1889) is a bifoliate epiphyte, native in tropical lowland forests of the Orinoco and Amazon river systems.
Over this vast riverine habitat, extending across parts of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas and Brazil, it is often found in exposed positions on trees.
  • Cattleya odoratissima P.N.Don (1840)
  • Cattleya schomburgkii Lodd. ex Lindl. (1838)
  • Cattleya superba M.R.Schomb. ex Lindl. (1838)
  • Cattleya superba var. alba Rolfe (1890)
  • Cattleya superba var. ashworthii auct. (1895)
  • Cattleya superba var. splendens Lem. (1869)
  • Cattleya superba var. wellsiana auct. (1894)
  • Cattleya violacea f. alba (Rolfe) Christenson (1996)
  • Cattleya violacea var. alba (Rolfe) Fowlie (1977)
  • Cattleya violacea var. ashworthii (auct.) Braem (1984)
  • Cattleya violacea var. splendens (Lem.) Fowlie (1977)
  • Cattleya violacea var. wellsiana (auct.) Braem (1984)
  • Cattleya violacea var. huebneri Schltr. (1925)
  • Cymbidium violaceum Kunth (1816)
  • Epidendrum superbum (M.R.Schomb. ex Lindl.) Rchb.f. (1862)
  • Epidendrum violaceum illeg (Kunth) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers (1861)
Brassocattleya Anne Hamilton * Cattleya violacea × Brassavola nodosa
Cattleytonia Ultra-violent Cattleya violacea × Broughtonia sanguinea
Cattleya Aileen Chew * Cattleya violacea × Cattleya amethystoglossa
Cattleya Royal Blush Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Beaufort
Cattleya Sunray Cattleya violacea × Cattleya cinnabarina
Cattleya Etona Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Cinnabrosa
Epicattleya Zebra Rose Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Claesiana
Cattleya Salus Cattleya violacea × Cattleya crispa
Cattleya Vesta Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Doris
Cattleya Dancing Queen Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Dubiosa
Cattleya Mardita Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Eldorado
Cattleya Wellsiana Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Elegans
Cattleya Samba Storm * Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Irene Finney
Cattleya Angelito del Cafetal Cattleya violacea × Cattleya luteola
Cattleya Dago Red Cattleya violacea × Cattleya milleri
Cattleya × labendziana Cattleya violacea × Cattleya nobilior
Cattleya Mem.l Chuang Wen-Hsien * Cattleya violacea × Cattleya nobilior
Cattleya Shannon Holst Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Penny Kuroda (syn)
Cattleya Marcela Aguiñaga Cattleya violacea × Cattleya percivaliana
Cattleya Picture Perfect Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Picturata
Cattleya Wavrinii Cattleya violacea × Cattleya pumila
Cattleya Beautiful Kaylila * Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Quinquecolor
Cattleya Harold Book Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Schilleriana grex
Cattleya Diego de Lozada Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Semaphore
Cattleya Violet Doll * Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Sierra Doll
Cattleya Pharos 2 Cattleya superba (syn) × Cattleya tenebrosa
Cattleya Celia Cattleya violacea × Cattleya tenebrosa
Cattleya Siam Pink Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Thospol Spot
Cattleya Vesta Cattleya violacea × Cattleya Vitellina (syn)
Cattleya Euphrasia * Cattleya violacea × Cattleya warscewiczii
Cattleya Via Dolosa Cattleya violacea × Cattleya × dolosa
Cattleytonia Frank Smith Cattleya violacea × Cattleytonia Jamaica Red
Cattleytonia Purple Stardust Cattleya violacea × Cattleytonia Keith Roth
Cattlianthe Jose's Sugar Plum * Cattleya violacea × Cattlianthe Bactia
Cattlianthe Bob Hamilton Cattleya violacea × Cattlianthe Molly Tyler
Catyclia Sonia C. Guimarães Cattleya violacea × Encyclia randii
Catyclia Walnut Valley Purple Star Cattleya violacea × Encyclia seidelii
Catyclia Barbara Cattleya violacea × Encyclia tampensis
Proguarleya Plum Beautiful Cattleya violacea × Guarechea Frances Dyer
Laeliocattleya Adelaide Riley Cattleya violacea × Laelia undulata
Myrmecocattleya RIO's Little Treasure * Cattleya violacea × Myrmecophila albopurpurea (syn)
Myrmecocattleya José Portilla Andrade Cattleya violacea × Myrmecophila brysiana
Myrmecocattleya Tiffany's Tiara Cattleya violacea × Myrmecophila grandiflora
Cattleychea Bauru Cattleya violacea × Prosthechea crassilabia
Cattleychea Marie Lent Cattleya violacea × Prosthechea mariae
Rhyncattleanthe Varut Love * Cattleya violacea × Rhyncattleanthe Thi-Ti
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mem. Nancy Ginoccho Cattleya violacea × Rhyncholaelia digbyana
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eva's Orinoco Cattleya violacea × Rhyncholaelia glauca
Rhyncholaeliocattleya San Gregorio Cattleya violacea × Rhyncholaeliocattleya Cynthia
Rhyncholaeliocattleya My Violet Cattleya violacea × Rhyncholaeliocattleya Oconee
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eva's Aventurera Cattleya violacea × Rhyncholaeliocattleya Osiris Ghyll
Brassocatanthe Playa Los Cocos Brassanthe Maikai × Cattleya violacea
Brassocattleya Jose's Violee Brassocattleya Mem. Vida Lee × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya H. G. Selfridge Cattleya aclandiae × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Vigour Venus Cattleya Aloha Case × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Salamander Cattleya Anzac × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Stephanie Staser Cattleya Betty Ford × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Ling Jensen Cattleya bicolor × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Lorraine Homs Cattleya Bing Crosby × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Lucy Mae Knox Cattleya Brabantiae × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya John Broderick Cattleya briegeri × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Chialin Doll-violacea * Cattleya Chialin Doll × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Baby Lipstick Cattleya Claesiana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Viola Star Cattleya crispata × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Cynthia de Paris Cattleya Cynthia × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Sedenii Cattleya Devoniensis × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Cleopatra Cattleya dowiana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Superbo-Elegans Cattleya Elegans × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Mary Reed Cattleya elongata × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Nano Riley Cattleya Enid × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Triophthalma Cattleya Exoniensis × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Exotic Smile-violacea * Cattleya Exotic Smile × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Super-forbesii * Cattleya forbesii × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Mollis * Cattleya gaskelliana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Nephthys Cattleya granulosa × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Dietrichiana Cattleya Hardyana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Zachary Hodes * Cattleya harrisoniana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Pisgah Fantasy * Cattleya Hawaiian Fantasy × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Louise Hamilton Cattleya Hesperides × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Acbar Cattleya Ingramii × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya × porphyrophlebia Cattleya intermedia × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Porphyrophlebia * Cattleya intermedia × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Burberryana Cattleya Intricata × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Greg Allikas * Cattleya labiata × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya × hummeliana Cattleya lawrenceana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Breautiana * Cattleya loddigesii × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Armando Planchart Cattleya Loddigrella × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Argosy Cattleya Lord Rothschild × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Tsair Violacea Cattleya Love Knot × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Struber Dark Lip Cattleya Lucasiana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Mainau-Zauber * Cattleya lueddemanniana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Summer Pink Cattleya Lulu × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Tsiku Marguerite Cattleya Mahalo Jack × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Adventure Cattleya Majestic × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Doktor Klaus Eistetter Cattleya mantiqueirae × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Walter Wolff * Cattleya maxima × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Russell Child Cattleya Mike Kobel Blue × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Amazing Match Cattleya Mini Collins × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Brian Carwile * Cattleya Mini Purple × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Jose's Luster Cattleya Mishima Luster × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Gertrude Cattleya mossiae × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Vivian Johns Cattleya Mrs. Mahler × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Cuatro Centenario Caracas Cattleya Nigritian × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Natalie Kay Cattleya Nora's Melody × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Corrupta Cattleya praestans × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Isle of Dreams Cattleya Precious Stones × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Canaima's First * Cattleya purpurata × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Hsinying Odom Cattleya Redglen × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Seminole Queen Cattleya Sargon × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Notturno Cattleya schilleriana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Eva's Poesía Andina Cattleya Semontiana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Trudy Marsh * Cattleya sincorana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Jose's Muse Cattleya Snow Blind × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Feuillatii Cattleya tigrina × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Sua Mena Cattleya trianae × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Velacea Cattleya velutina × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Mem. Peter von Scholl * Cattleya Vivian Johns × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Classic * Cattleya walkeriana × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya × brymeriana * Cattleya wallisii × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Randiana Cattleya wallisii × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya Queen Yacine * Cattleya Yen Amethys × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya × burberryana Cattleya × intricata × Cattleya violacea
Cattleytonia Tucha Quevedo FCA Cattleytonia Mem. Aurelio Podestá × Cattleya violacea
Cattlianthe Adam's Whisper Cattlianthe Camille Brandon × Cattleya violacea
Cattlianthe Janet Ragan * Cattlianthe Chicanery × Cattleya violacea
Cattlianthe Brazilian Queen Cattlianthe Mayan Queen × Cattleya violacea
Cattlianthe Viola Elegance Cattlianthe Pixie Elegance × Cattleya violacea
Cattlianthe Varut Valentine * Cattlianthe Secret Love × Cattleya violacea
Cattlianthe Viola Skies Cattlianthe Sierra Skies × Cattleya violacea
Catyclia S. y N. Sangre Guaraní * Catyclia Corrientes Payé FCA × Cattleya violacea
Caulocattleya Hirofumi Caularthron bicornutum × Cattleya violacea
Caulocattleya Jose Hermo Caulocattleya Chantilly Lace × Cattleya violacea
Catyclia Purple Glory * Encyclia adenocaula × Cattleya violacea
Catyclia Hawaiian Gem Encyclia Brownie × Cattleya violacea
Catyclia Night Hawk * Encyclia cordigera × Cattleya violacea
Catyclia Hawaiian Rose Encyclia phoenicea × Cattleya violacea
Cattlianthe Charlesworthii * Guarianthe bowringiana × Cattleya violacea
Guaricattonia Maryme Guaritonia Why Not × Cattleya violacea
Laeliocattleya Redland Laelia anceps × Cattleya violacea
Cattleya × triophthalma Laelia canhamiana (syn) × Cattleya violacea
Laeliocattleya Vivi Arosemena * Laelia splendida × Cattleya violacea
Laeliocattleya Dusky Beauty Laeliocattleya Harry Dunn × Cattleya violacea
Myrmecocattleya Jose's Glow Myrmecocattleya Keith Goldson × Cattleya violacea
Myrmecocattleya HKN Yen's Devotion Myrmecophila thomsoniana × Cattleya violacea
Myrmecocattleya RIO'S Majestic * Myrmecophila tibicinis × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eva's Morena Tímida Rhyncholaeliocattleya Amy Wakasugi × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Eva's Promesa Difusa Rhyncholaeliocattleya Chia Lin × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Jose's Gem * Rhyncholaeliocattleya Egyptian Queen × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Bright Gem Rhyncholaeliocattleya Ethel Ward × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Pisgah Twilight Rhyncholaeliocattleya Francis Y. Hoshino × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Jose's Charm Rhyncholaeliocattleya Hawaiian Passion × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mem. Julio Vinueza Rhyncholaeliocattleya King of Taiwan × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Pearl Queen Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mem. Helen Brown × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Amie Kobayashi Rhyncholaeliocattleya Myrtle Beach × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Satin Bay Rhyncholaeliocattleya Norman's Bay × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Miners Creek Rhyncholaeliocattleya Ojai × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Toshie Aoki-violacea * Rhyncholaeliocattleya Toshie Aoki × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Vicky Magic Rhyncholaeliocattleya Vicky Gold × Cattleya violacea
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Jose's Kaleidoscope Rhyncholaeliocattleya Waianae Leopard × Cattleya violacea
Fred Clarke
C. violacea 'Jungle Collected'
Cesar Wenzel
C. violacea 'Splendor'
Jason Achong
C. violacea var. flamea
BC Neo
C. violacea var. semialba
Eddy Futelot
C. violacea
Raquel Garlini
C. violacea flamea? 'Fantasy'
Massimo Mazzucchelli
C. violacea var. coerulea?
Emrys Chew
C. violacea f. coerulea
Emrys Chew
C. violacea
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