Cattleya violacea ‘H&R’ x ‘H&R Giant’
     This species is widespread east of the Andes at lower elevations in northern South America. This is one of those orchids that doesn’t require a specific rest or dormancy. The flowers are quite long lasting and fragrant. If you appreciate seeing the natural habitat of orchids, visit http://www.orchidworks.com/violacea/flowers/index.html and see the photos by Greg Allikas.