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

Inflorescence Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Vintage Orchids

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

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 6.8" [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

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