Laelia reginae Pabst 1977 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Liliputinae Withner 1990 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name Regina's Laelia [German Orchid Enthusiast in Brazil late 20th cen]

Flower Size 2/3 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

A beautiful, mini-miniature to miniature sized, cold growing plant with clustered, conical psuedobulbs carrying a single, succulent, boat-shaped leaf tinged with purple on the underside from Brazil in Minas Gerais and Belo Horizonte growing on rock ledges at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters. Blooms in the late spring and holds their flowers just above the leaves an a 2" [5 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence and is closely related to L. crispata.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Band I Pabst & Dungs 1975 as L reginae var alba drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 1 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 6 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 as L reginae var alba photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis reginae; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 ; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Sophronitis reginae photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 as Cattleya reginae photo fide;