Pseudolaelia corcovadensis Porto & Brade 1935

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Plant Photos by Thierry Bonhomme

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Common Name The Corcovado Pseudolaelia [Rio mountain with Christ statue]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations around 500 to 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with well spaced, elongate to ovoid pseudobulbs carrying to 6, apical, erect, linear to oblong leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, apical, elongate, 3' [.9 m] long, successively 2 to 3, to 14 flowered, racemose inflorescence with the flowers all held towards the apex.

This orchid prefers to be mounted on cork and needs good air circulation and very bright light.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1976 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 11 1983 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 #5 2008 photo fide;