Laelia aracuaiensis [Campacci & Menezes] in ed.


TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by M A Campacci

Common Name The Rio Aracuai [A river in Minas Gerais state of Brazil near where the orchid occurs]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil in rocky areas near bushes at elevations around 780 meters as a small sized, warm growing saxicolus terrestrial with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to cylindrical, 3 articulated, basally thickened, red pseudobulbs enveloped by papery, deciduous sheaths and carrying lanceolate, coriaceous, green, basally attenuate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, arising through a linear-truncate, oblique spathe, to 16" [40 cm] long, successively 2, few flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Cattleya aracuaiensis (Campacci & E.L.F.Menezes) Van den Berg 2018; *Hoffmannseggella aracuaiensis Campacci & E.L.F.Menezes 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 13 Portalet 2018 as Hoffmannseggella aracuaiensis photo/drawing fide fide--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------