Laelia sanguiloba Withner 1990 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Parviflorae Lindley 1990 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website

Common Name Red-lobed Laelia

Flower Size .5" [1.3 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil without exact locality as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with somewhat stout, flushed with red pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, flushed with red, tough, leathery, roughened surface, oblong leaf that blooms in the winter an a terminal, erect, 15.2" [38 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence arising through a sheath and holding the flowers above the leaves

Synonyms Cattleya sanguiloba (Withner) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella sanguiloba (Withner) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Sophronitis sanguiloba (Withner) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis sanguiloba; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo as Sophronitis sanguiloba

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