!Pseudolaelia vellozicola [Hoehne] C.Porto & Brade 1935

Inflorescence Photos by Luis Menini Neto

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Plant Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

toSouthern Hemishere northern hemisphere - LATE

Common Name or Meaning The Vellozia-Growing Pseudolaelia

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing rupicolous lithophyte found on low Vellozia bushes on hillsides with seeping water and have fusiform, psedobulbs carrying 3 to seven, clasping, deciduous, lanceolate leaves and blooms on a 3 to 4' [120 to 160 cm long, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence with the well spaced, sequentially opening flowers held towards the apex and arise from May through September in the southern hemisphere.

Synonyms *Schomburgkia vellozicola Hoehne 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 photo fide to the first photo 2nd and third ok; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide

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