Laelia marciae [Campacci] in ed.

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by M A Campacci

Common Name Marcia's Laelia [Marcia Sanae Morimoto Brazilian discoverer of natural hybrid current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on rocky region with shrubs and low ground vegetation at elevations around 1250 meters as a natural hybrid between Laelia briegeri and Laelia esalqueana as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, saxicolus, caespitose terrestrial with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to cylindric-ovate, green pseudobulbs enveloped by papery, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, erect, fleshy, leathery, rigid, lanceolate, somwhat conduplicate below into the wide base leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, arising through a linear-truncate, oblique spathe, erect, green, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Cattleya marciae (Campacci) J.M.H.Shaw 2018; *Hoffmannseggella marciae Campacci 2018

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