Laelia caulescens Lindl.1841 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Rupestres Withner 1990

Flowers in situ, Morro Do Chappel Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil elevation 600 meters

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Plant in situ

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Flowers in situ

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Common Name or Meaning The Caulescent Laelia

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing rupicolous lithophyte found on exposed rocks and sand among dwarf vellozia bushes on open hillsides with short psuedobulbs carrying a single, apical, leathery, concave leaf and blooms on a 6 to 14" long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with the well spaced flowers held towards the apex and arise from May through September in the southern hemisphere.

Synonyms Cattleya caulescens (Lindl.) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella caulescens (Lindl.) H.G. Jones 1970; Laelia crispilabia Auct non A. Rich; Laelia mantiqueirae Pabst 1974 ; Sophronitis caulescens (Lindl.) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia caulescens; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 as syn to L flava; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis caulescens