Laelia x fidelensis Pabst 1967 SUBGENUS Crispae SECTION Crispae Pfitzer Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Saint Fidel's Laelia [A State in Brazil]

Flower Size

A summer blooming, miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing Brazilian epiphyte that has ovoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong, obtuse leaf with a prominent midvein that blooms in nature in summer on an erect 2 flowered raceme.

This species is a natural hybrid between L bicalhoi and L perrinii.

Synonyms Brasilaelia fidelensis (Pabst) Gutfreund 2006; Cattleya fidelensis (Pabst) Van den Berg 2008; Chironiella fidelensis (Pabst) Braem 2006; Hadrolaelia fidelensis ( Pabst ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002; Sophronitis fidelensis (Pabst) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis fidelensis

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