Laelia x laurae [Rosim] in ed.

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by M S Rosim

Common Name Laura's Laelia [Laura Trevisan Zaffalon Brazilian grandmother of the author current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on rocky mountains at elevations around 1450 meters as a natural hybrid between Laelia reginae and Laelia crispata as a mini-miniature [without inflorescence] sized, cool growing, saxicolus terrestrial with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to obclavate, green suffused with purple, articulated pseudobulbs enveloped by alternate, acuminate, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, erect, fleshy, coriaceous, rigid, slightly canoe-shaped, with a dark longitudinal line in the center, slightly tranversel;y rugise , apiculate, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising through a linear-truncate, oblique spathe, erect, green, laterally compressed, to 6" [15 cm] long, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying upward facing flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya x laurae (Rosim) J.M.H.Shaw 2018; *Hoffmannseggella x laurae Rosim 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 13 Portalet 2018 as Hoffmannseggella x laurelae photo/drawing fide fide--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------