The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia Nomenclature notes #2

Laelia marcaliana [Campacchi & Chiron] comb. novo. Pfahl 2012

Inflorescence Photos by Sidney Marcal Orquideas

TYPE: Brazil, Bahia in the surroundings of Buerarema Collected by Sidney Marcal in October 2001 under the number 105 Blooming in culture February 2002 Holotype: Sao Paulo Etymology: Brazilian Orchid Collector Sidney Marcal current

Basionym and Synonyms

Basionym: *Dungsia marcaliana Campacci & Chiron, Richardiana 2: 77 (2002

Synonyms: Cattleya marcaliana (Campacci & Chiron) Van den Berg, Neodiversity 3: 9 (2008; ;Sophronitis marcaliana (Campacci & Chiron) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase, Kew Bull. 59: 566 (2004

Part shadeHot to WarmSummer

Common Name Marcal's Laelia [Brazilian Orchidist and original collector of species current]

Flower Size 2.26" [5.6 cm]

Found in southeastern Bahia Brazil in the humid Atlantic rainforests at elevations of 200 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a single, coriaceous, lanceolate, dorsal side red leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, short, 4 to 6, simultaneously flowered inflorescence

This is a new combination that has now been published and is legal by new regs with the International Nomenclature Committee. This species does not fit well in any of the previous combinations listed above starting with the basionym Dungsia marcaliana Campacci & Chiron, Richardiana 2: 77 (2002,

Similar to Laelia harpophylla but differs in Laelia marcaliana having slightly longer pseudobulbs, wider leaves, 4 to 6 flowers sepals that are wider than 6mm, a lip that is narrow all along and has an acute apex as well as comparatively long, lateral lobes of the lip that overlap the midlobe. ,

Synonyms Cattleya marcaliana (Campacci & Chiron) Van den Berg, Neodiversity 3: 9 (2008; *Dungsia marcaliana Campacci & Chiron, Richardiana 2: 77 (2002; Sophronitis marcaliana (Campacci & Chiron) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase, Kew Bull. 59: 566 (2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Richardiana II [2] - Mars 2002 75/7 as Dungsia marcaliana drawing/photo fidew; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 135 Castro 2006 as Dungsia marcaliana drawing good/photo fide

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