Laelia x montisaliancae [Campacci] in ed.

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by M A Campacci

Part Sun Cool LATE Winter

Common Name The Pico da Alianca Laelia [refers to the location of the species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in mountainous region in sandstone soil with organic matter amidst grasses and shrubs at elevations around 1000 meters as a natural hybrid between L munchowiana & Laelia alvarenguensis as a mini-miniature [without inflorescence] sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose lithophyte with a inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to green, obclavate pseudobulbs enveloped by papery, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, fleshy, leathery, rigid, slightly curved and concave, narrowly elliptic, rounded, base leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arising through a linear-truncated, oblique spathe, 16" [40 cm] long, successivevly few, 10 to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying yellow orange, shimmering textured flowers.

Synonyms Cattleya montisaliancae (Campacci) Van den Berg 2018; *Hoffmannseggella montisaliancae Campacci 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 15 Campacci & Silva 2018 as Hoffmannsegggella x montisaliancae photo/drawing fide