Laelia angereri Pabst 1975 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Parviflorae Lindley Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Reginaldo Baiao.

Part shadeCoolWinterEARLYSpring

Common Name Angerer's Laelia [Brazilian Orchid Collector 20th cen]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found as a medium to large sized, cool growing lithophyte under bushes at 1000-1300 meters in the northeast of Minas Gerais state of Brazil. They have hot summers and cool winter nights which are typically dry, but there is daily dew in the winter so light misting through the winter is required. Pot with a rocky base media such as solite or aliflor and add a little crushed tree fern, then grow in a cool environment with indirect bright light and you will be rewarded with an erect, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with up to 10 flowers occuring in the winter and early spring in cultivation. This species has a short rhizome giving rise to elongate, cylindrical, slightly thickened basally pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate leaf.

Synonyms Cattleya angereri (Pabst) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella angereri (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Sophronitis angereri (Pabst) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 3 1981 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 1 1985 photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis angereri; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 149 Castro 2006 as Hoffmannseggella angereri drawing/photo ok

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