Cattleya is a genus of orchid native to tropical forests of Central and South America that includes about 60 species. His name comes from William Cattley, who was the first collector who managed to make them bloom. They are sympodial epiphytic plants forming one- or two-leaf pseudobulbs. Bifoliated Cattleyas have cluster inflorescences, while leaf Cattleyas most often produce large, isolated flowers. Flowers are generally very fragrant.