What Is The National Flower of Brazil?
Cattleya Labiata is the national flower of Brazil. It is commonly known as Cattleya Orchid. Some part of Brazil consider is as Corsage Orchid.It is also called ‘Queen of Orchids’, ‘Crimson Cattleya’, or Ruby-Lipped Cattleya. It comes from the Orchidaceae family which subfamily is Epidendroideae. Cattleya is the genus and C. Labiatae is the species of Brazil’s national flower.
Brazil is the single largest flower cultivating country in the world, and famous for the flowers with extraordinary color, vibrant, fragrant, lively-ness and beauties. Lot of flowers native to Brazil, some of them are; Camelia Rosa, QuesneliaTestudo, Begonia, FernessaItatiae, Billbergiadistachya-Bromeliad, Freesia, Cyclamen persicum, Gloxinia, Nerium Indicum.
Nymphaea Odorata, Gravilia Banksii, Orange Tropical flower, Poppy PapaverRhoeas, Bauhinia, Amarilis, Tibouchina Primula obconica, Hibiscus, Magnolia, Cynara, Almanda, Chrysanthemum and many wildflowers. Because of its lively colors, resilience, and endurance, Cattleya Labiata or Cattleya Orchid was titled as Brazil’sNational Flower. This beautiful orchid reflects the spirit of Brazil.
Its ability to bloom throughout the year was also a contributing factor. This flower was chosen from among 40 flowers. However, TecomaChrysostricha is designated as the national flower symbol Brazil.
Facts about Brazi’s National Flower (CattleyaLabiata)
- Common Name: Cattleya Orchid, Corsage Orchid, Queen of Orchid, Crimson Cattleya or Ruby-Lipped Cattleya.
- Genus: Cattleya
- Species: C. Labiatae
- Found in: Northeastern area of Brazil.
- Color: Rosy-violet
- Size: 5-6 cm
- Number of petals: 5
- Time of blooming: All around the year
- Purpose: Ornamental, Aromatherapy
- Symbolism: Resilience and endurance
The Cattleya Labiata Brazil’s National flower was named by John Lindley after William Cattley in 1824. This type of Orchid consists of 113species of Orchid. Cattleya Orchid can grow nicely in-house i.e. homely atmosphere and temperature that means the temperature should be 65 to 70 degree Fahrenheit in daytime and 58 to 60 degree Fahrenheit in the night time.
The flowers are about five centimeters across and six centimeters tall. The petals of this flower are twisted around. The rear surface is forward-facing. The 2 petals and the top sepal are yellow-pink in color. The adjacent sepals are pale purple in color. The lip is really big and wide. The middle lobe spreads out like a fan.
It is excellently speckled with dark purple.The Brazilians are celebrating the huge collection of flowers that grow in their country with various commemorations and special events. The tourists or visitor are attracted by its amazing sheer volume of flowers species.
TheBrazil’s National flowerCattleyaLabiataare being used in various aspect. Some jewelry brands in Brazil make necklaces, earrings and brooches crafted by gold plating real orchid. The Cattleya orchid is also used in aromatherapy. Because of the light and sweet fragrance.
Cattleya orchid is perfect for gifts and souvenirs. Orchid flowers have some special meaning in express right message and that message can be, Happy Birth Day, Thank you, Happy Anniversary or Congratulation for promotion and it differs on the basis of flowers variety. It also signifies the emotion that also varies country to country.
Some examples are: in Japan, it is known as a symbol of wealth and nobility. In Chinese tradition, it shows as the symbol of refinement and innocence and also a symbol of many children. In England, it is the symbol of pure love and affection, also the symbol of rare & soft beauty, love, and friendliness.
To sum up, The National flower of Brazil, CattleyaLabiata symbolizes the national spirit, pride, and identity of Brazil. That is why Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’ was chosen as the national flower symbol of Singapore.