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

Plant and Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl


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

Flower Size .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil growing on rock ledges at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool 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. 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; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 under L crispata; 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;