Laelia virens Lindley 1844 SUBGENUS Crispae SECTION Crispae Withner 1990 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Deep shadeCool Fall

Common Name The Green Flowered Laelia

Found in southeastern Brazil in shady primitive forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a semi-cleistogamous or partially opening flower, medium sized, cool growing epiphyte that is not seen very often with laterally compressed, fusiform, dark green, smooth pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, dark green, leathery, deeply keeled, ovate, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, 4" [10 cm] long, to 5 flowered inflorescence arising through a sheath.

Synonyms Brasilaelia virens (Lindl.) Campacci 2006; Cattleya virens (Lindl.) Van den Berg 2008; Chironiella virens (Lindl.) Braem 2006; Laelia goebeliana Kupper & Kraenzl. 1916; Laelia johniana Schlechter 1912; Laelia goebeliana Keuppers & Kranzlin 1916; Sophronitis virens (Lindl.) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as L johniana; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as L johniana; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 2 Laelias Withner 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis virens; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as hadrolaelia virens drawing/photo fide

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