Laelia blumenscheinii Pabst 1975 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Parviflorae Lindley Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Vintage Orchids

Common Name Blumenschein's Laelia [Brazilian Botanist 20th cen]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4 cm]

Found in Brazil as a small sized, cool growing lithophyte on exposed rock cliff faces at elevations of 1200 meters in the state of Espirito Santo and Minas Gerais with a reddish green pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, keeled leaf that blooms in August and September but in cultivation in the north they bloom in the fall on a 6 3/4" [17 cm] long, erect stalk with 7 to 12 flowers clustered at the apex and held well above the leaves with a group of small flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya blumenscheinii (Pabst) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella blumenscheinii (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Hoffmannseggella cardimii (Pabst & A.F.Mello) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Laelia cardimii Pabst & A.F.Mello 1978; Sophronitis blumenscheinii (Pabst) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000; Sophronitis cardimii (Pabst & A.F.Mello) Campacci 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 3 1981 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 as L cardimii photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo ok; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 as L cardimii photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis blumenscheinii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as L cardaminii spelling; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Hoffmannseggella blumenscheinii drawing/photo fide