What Is The National Flower of Brazil?
Cattleya Labiata is the National Flower of Brazil. It is commonly known as Cattleya Orchid. Some parts 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.
A 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.
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 degrees Fahrenheit in daytime and 58 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the night time.
Details About Cattleya Labiata
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.
TheBrazil’s National flower Cattleya Labiataare being used in various aspects. 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 the express right message and that message can be, Happy Birth Day, Thank you, Happy Anniversary, or Congratulations for promotion and it differs on the basis of flower variety. It also signifies the emotion that also varies from country to country.
Some examples are: 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.