Cattleya kleberi (F.E.L.Miranda) Van den Berg 2010

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/Drawing by Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Kleber's Cattleya [Kleber de Lacerda Jr., Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cool growing lithophyte with cylindrical, 2 to 3 internodes, abruptly thickened basally, progressively attenuate towards the apex, slightly laterally flattened, , medium green, sometimes flushed with medium purple towards the apex pseudobulbs basally enveloped by evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, strongly leathery, boat-shaped, erect to slightly reflexed, medium to dark green, sometimes flushed with purple above leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 7.2" [17.7 cm] long, rapidly successively to 6 flowered inflorescence with triangular, adpredded to the pedicel, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts .

CAUTION - This species would be better placed in Laelia within my taxonomic framework but as of yet it has not been named as such.

Synonyms *Hoffmannseggella kleberi F.E.L.Miranda 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 #6 2005 as Hoffmannseggella kleberi photo fide;