Laelia endsfeldzii Pabst 1975 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Parviflorae Lindley 1990Photo by John Denson and Cattleya Orchid Source Website

Inflorescence Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Endsfeldz's Laelia [Discoverer of species late 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Brazil in Minas Gerais as a small sized, warm growing lithophyte at elevations of 900 meters with conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, oblong-lanceolate, furrowed transversely leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer in nature and winter [January and February] in cultivation with a, 16 to 22" [40 to 50 cm] long, longer than the leaf inflorescence with several well spaced flowers opening in succession.

This species requires, potting in a well drained mix to allow drying after each watering, bright light, warm temperatures and a long, dry winter rest with occasional mistings.

Synonyms Cattleya endsfeldzii (Pabst) Van den Berg 2008; Hoffmannseggella endsfeldzii (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron 2002; Sophronitis endsfeldzii (Pabst) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo as S cernua var endsfeldzii; ; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis endsfeldzii