Laelia havenithii [Campacci & E.L.F.Menezes] in ed.

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos by E L F Menezes/TYPE Drawing by M A Campacci

Common Name Havenith's Laelia [Brazilian Physician current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on rocky outcrops near Velloziaceae with accumulations of organic material at elevations around 1360 meters as a mini-miniature [without inflorescence] sized, cool growing, saxicolus terrestrial with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to pyriform-elongate pseudobulbs enveloped by papery, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, erect, fleshy, leathery, green with red margins, elliptic-lanceolate, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arising through a linear-truncate, oblique spathe, erect, to 4.4" [11 cm] long, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cattleya guaicuhyensis (Rosim) Van den Berg 2018; *Hoffmannseggella guaicuhyensis Rosim 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 13 Portalet 2018 as Hoffmannseggella havenithii photo/drawing fide fide--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------