Laelia gardneri Pabst 1975 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Rupestres Withner 1990 Photo by Nelson Machado Neto.

Common Name Gardner's Laelia [Brazilian collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size 1.1" [2.6 cm]

Found in Minas Gerias Brazil as a miniature sized lithophyte that blooms on a 12" [30 cm] tall inflorescence arising through a sheath and held above the leaves.

Most likely is a synonym of L crispata, but I have kept them separate for now.

Synonyms Laelia longipes sensu Cogn. non Rchb.f

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo ok;