Laelia cinnabarina Bateman 1847 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Parviflorae Lindley Photo by Lourens Grobler.

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Common Name The Cinnabar Laelia [refers to the color of the flower]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

A Brazilian, small to medium sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte, from the state of Minas Gerias, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro on rocks among grasses at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters with cylindrical to oboclaviform, swollen at the base pseudobulbs enveloped by white, striated sheaths and carrying 1 or rarely 2, linear-oblong, erect or spreading leaves which are tinged purple that blooms in the late winter and spring in cultivation on an erect, slender, to 2'[to 60 cm] long, racemose, several [5 to 15] flowered inflorescence with longlasting, color variable flowers with a flattened basal sheath.

Synonyms Amalia cinnabarina (Bateman ex Lindl.) Heynh. 1846 ; Amalias cinnabarina [Batem. ex Lindl.] Hoffmansegg 1842; Bletia cinnabarina [Batem. ex Lindl.] Rchb.f 1861; Bletia cinnabarina var sellowii Rchb.f 1863; Bletia cinnamomea (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1862 ; Cattleya cinnabarina [Batem. ex Lindl.] Beer 1854; Cattleya cinnabarina (Bateman ex Lindl.) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella cinnabarina (Bateman) H.G. Jones 1968; Laelia cinnabarina var. sellowii (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1901; Laelia cinnamomea Rchb.f. 1860; Sophronitis cinnabarina (Bateman ex Lindl.) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia cinnamomea; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia cinnabarina; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia cinnabarina var sellowii; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchid Digest No 38 No 2 1974 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band I Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 2 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 3 1981 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 7 1985 photo as L cinnabarina var cowani; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis cinnabarina; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 151 Castro 2006 as Hoffmannseggella cinnabarina drawing/photo good

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