Laelia rupestris Lindley 1842 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full ShadeWarm

Common Name The Rock Growing Laelia

Flower Size

Found in Minas Gerais,

This species is often said to be a synonym of L crispata but Campacci and others in Brazil consider it to be different.

Synonyms Bletia rupestris (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Cattleya rupestris (Lindl.) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella rupestris (Lindl.) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Sophronitis mirandae Van den Berg & M.W.Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia rupestris; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 5 1982 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 photo