Laelia neocardimii [Rosim] in ed. 2018

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by M A Campacci

Part Sun Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The New Cardim Laelia [Flavio Affonso Cardim Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on rocky outcrops at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature [without inflorescence] sized, cool growing, caespitose lithiophyte with a inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to clear green, obclavate pseudobulbs enveloped by green, papery, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, erect, coriaceous, dark green, elliptic, canoe-shaped, dorsal smooth, apiculate, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, arising through a transluscent, linear-truncated, oblique spathe, cylindrical, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, rachis green with purple pigmentation, in the upper third, simultaneously 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying pale yellow flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya neocardimii (Rosim) Van den Berg 2018; *Hoffmannseggella neocardimii Rosim 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 15 Campacci & Silva 2018 as Hoffmannsegggella neocardimii photo/drawing fide