Laelia munchowiana F.E.L.Miranda 1999 Photo by The AWZ Orquideas Website


Common Name Munchow's Laelia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing rupicolous lithophyte with cylindrical shaped, reddish pseudobulbs carrying a single, reddish tinged leaf that blooms in the winter in Brazil on a terminal, erect becoming arcuate, much longer than the leaf, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence holding the flowers towards the apex,

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination, to me it looks like L caulescens

Synonyms Cattleya munchowiana (F.E.L.Miranda) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella munchowiana (F.E.L.Miranda) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Sophronitis munchowiana (F.E.L.Miranda) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 ;