Laelia gloedeniana Hoehne 1934 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Parviflorae Lindley Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Gloeden's Laelia [Brazilian Plant Dealer and Collector 20th cen]

Flower Size 2 to 2 1/5" [5 to 6 cm]

Found in Brazil in the mountains of Espirito Santo as a rare, small sized, warm to cool growing, rupicolous lithophyte at an elevation around 1600 meters with a short, creeping rhizome carrying, clustered, cylindrical, tapering towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic, fleshy leaf that blooms in the northern hemisphere in the late winter early spring on a terminal, erect to arching, 8 to 16" [10 to 40 cm] long, racemose, laxly to 8 flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaf.

Synonyms Cattleya gloedeniana (Hoehne) Van den Berg 2008; Cattleya macrobulbosa (Pabst) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella gloedeniana (Hoehne) V.P.Castro & Chiro 2002; Hoffmannseggella macrobulbosa (Pabst) H.G. Jones 1974; Laelia macrobulbosa Duveen 1974; Sophronitis gloedeniana (Hoehne) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2000; Sophronitis macrobulbosa (Pabst) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 5 1974 as L macrobulbosa drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 as L macrobulbosa drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 3 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 3 1981 as L macrobulbosa drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 as L macrobulbosa photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis gloediana; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis macrobulbosa; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Hoffmannseggella gloedeniana drawing/photo fide

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