Laelia jongheana Rchb. f. 1872 SUBGENUS Crispae SECTION Hadrolaelia Schlechter

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Common Name The Jonghe Laelia [Belgian Orchid Nursery 1800's]

Flower Size 4 to 6" [7 to 16 cm]

This is a Brazilian, miniature, cool growing epiphytic species with a solitary leaf found in central Minas Gerais at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters in small patch forests with ovoid to ellipsoid, dark green, sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by a white, apressed sheath and carrying a single, apical, very leathery, oblong-ellptic, obtuse or emarginate leaf that blooms in the late winter till spring on a 5 3/4" [14 cm] long raceme with 1 or 2 long-lived flowers.

Tree fern mounts are the best way to go with this species as well as warm to cool temperatures, bright to direct light and plenty of water while growing.

Synonyms Bletia jongheana Rchb.f 1872; Cattleya jongheana (Rchb.f.) Van den Berg 2008; Hadrolaelia jongheana ( Rchb.f. ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002; Sophronitis jongheana (Rchb. f.) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978; Orchid Digest vol 42 No 5 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 4 1984 as L jongheana var alba photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 3 1986 photo; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis jongheana; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 6 2000 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 5 2008 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 8 2008

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