Laelia sincorana Schlechter 1917 SUBGENUS Crispae SECTION Sincoranae Withner 1990 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone Photo by Jay Pfahl

L sincorana var alba Photo by Dr L Zappi

Part shadeCool WinterSpring

Common Name The Sincora' Laelia [A Mountain Range In Brazil]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 to 10 cm]

Found in Brazil in dry, barren, sandstone areas with daily dews on rocky ledges and on the trunks of velloizia bushes at elevations around 1100 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing lithophytic or epiphytic species with a subglobose, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, ovate or elliptic, stiff, fleshy leaf with a rounded or somewhat emarginate apex that blooms in the winter in Brazil and spring in cultivation in the northern hemisphere, on a short to 2.4" [6 cm] inflorescence carrying 1 to 4 flowers arising with a new growth.

This species needs a very dry rest in the winter in cultivation and does best on a cork mount in a bright airy location with cool temperatures.

Synonyms Cattleya grosvenori Ruschi 1969; Cattleya sincorana (Schltr.) Van den Berg 2008; Hadrolaelia sincorana ( Schltr. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002; Sophronitis sincorana (Schltr.) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 2 1973 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 5 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 4 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 4 1984 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 49 No 5 1985 as L sincorana car coeruleaphoto fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 2 1999 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis sincorana; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Sophronitis sincorana photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Cattleya sincorana photos fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #4 2015 as Hadrolaelia sincorana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 as Cattleya sincorana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 as Cattleya sincorana photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 1 2017 photo fide;

Laelia sincorana Schlechter 1917 var alba SUBGENUS Crispae SECTION Sincoranae Withner 1990 Photo by Wilma Braga.

An albino version of the previous species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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