Laelia bradei Pabst 1973 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Esalqueanae Withner 1990 Photo by Rick Barry

LATEEARLY

Common Name Brade's Laelia [Polish curator of Rio de Janiero botanical garden 1900's]

Flower Size [3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, "rupicolous" lithophyte in cracks and crevasses of rock outcropings with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, elliptic, fleshy leaves with incurved margins that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, 2 1/4" [6 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cattleya bradei (Pabst) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella bradei (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Sophronitis bradei (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 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 bradei; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Garritsen 2013 as Cattleya bradei photo

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