Laelia briegeri Blumensch. ex Pabst 1973

SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Parviflorae Lindley

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone

Photo by Oliver Lenhard

L breiger var alba

Photo by Guido Pabst

Plant in situ Minas Gerais Brazil

Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name Brieger's Laelia [German-Brazilian Orchid Collector 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brazil at elevations around 1370 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing, rupicolus Laelia growing directly on rocks in small cracks and crevasses with small, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, stiff, coriaceous, ovate-lanceolate, acute leaf and blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaf.

Synonyms Cattleya briegeri (Blumensch. ex Pabst) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella briegeri (Blumensch. ex Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Sophronitis briegeri (Blumensch. ex Pabst) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band I Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 3 1981 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 5 1982 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 as L briegeri var alba photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo ok; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 under L flava; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis breigeri; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #12 2011 as Cattleya briegeri photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #4 2015 photo as Cattleya briegeri fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #3 2019 as Cattleya breigeri photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #8 2019 as Cattleya breigeri photo fide;