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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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 miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing rupicolous lithophyte found on exposed rocks and sand among dwarf vellozia bushes on open hillsides with short pseudobulbs 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 Bletia caulescens (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Bletia crispilabia Rchb.f 1863; Cattleya caulescens (Lindl.) Van den Berg 2008; Hadrolaelia mantiqueirae (Fowlie) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002; Hoffmannseggella caulescens (Lindl.) H.G. Jones 1970; Hoffmannseggella crispilabia (A. Rich. ex Warner) H.G. Jones 1972; Laelia cinnabarina var crispilabia [A. Rich.]Veitch 1887; Laelia crispilabia Auct non A. Rich; Laelia lawrenceana Hort. 1863; 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; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia crispilabia; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958 as L crispilabia; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchid Digest No 38 No 2 1974 as L crispilabia photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 as L mantiqueirae drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 5 1983 as L mantiqueirae photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 6 1983 as L mantiqueirae photo; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 as L crispilabia drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 as syn to L flava; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 as L mantiqueirae photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 as L crispilabia drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 as L mantiqueirae photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo ok; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 as L crispilabia photo ok; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 as L mantiqueirae photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis caulescens

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