Pseudolaelia freyi Chiron & V.P.Castro 2004 Photo by Michel Frey

Part Sun Cool Fall

Common Name Frey's Pseudolaelia [French Orchid enthusiast in Brazil later 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing epiphytic orchid with obovate, slightly flattened, 6 noded pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious, clasping sheaths and carrying 4 to 5, apical, erect, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, peduncle to 20" [50 cm] long, enveloped by 9 to 10 clasping bracts, rachis to 2.4" [6 cm] long, somewhat branched, overall to 24" [60 cm] long, successively few, to 15 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brazilensis II Plate 192 V. P. Castro Neto 2006 drawing fide; AOS Bukketin Vol 77 #5 2008 photo fide;