Laelia dacruzii [Rosim & Campacci] in ed 2021

Comparison photo

Comparison photo of Lips

TYPE Photo/Comparison photos of L dacruzii, L tereticauis and L rupestris by Maruro S Rosim

Part shade Warm Spring

Common Name da Cruz's Laelia [Jose Carlos Pereira da Cruz Brazilan discoverer of the species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on low rocky outcrops at elevations of 700 to 750 meters as a small to blooming medium sized, warm growing rupicolus, caespitose lithophyte with cylindrical, slightly tapering, green pseudobulbs enveloped by papery, deciduous sheaths carrying a single, apical, greyish green, erect, criaceous, elliptic leaf that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, erect, ariisng through a spathe, peduncle green, erect, slender, 18 to 32" [45 to 80 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

L dacruzii has the largest inflorescence andf the smallest flowers of either its 2 closest relatives, L tereicaulis and L rupestris, all 3 also have very disimilar labellum when flattened as in the drawing above but all three have very similar plants.

Synonyms *Hoffmasnseggella dacruzii Rosim & Campacci 2021

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileras 17 Campacci 2021 as Hoffmasnseggella dacruzii drawing/photos fide