Laelia tenebrosa [Rolfe]Rolfe 1893 SUBGENUS Crispae SECTION Crispae Pfitzer

Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Disected Flower

Photo by E Schnurr

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Common Name The Dark Laelia

Flower Size 6.5" [16.25 cm]

Found in Brazil as a medium sized, hot to cool growing species with a clavate pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ovate to ligulate, leathery, rounded apically leaf that blooms from June through August and has a 12" [30 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising through a large, basal sheath and carrying 3 to 4, fragrant spicy scented , short-lived, color variable flowers.

Synonyms Brasilaelia tenebrosa (Rolfe) Campacci 2006; Cattleya tenebrosa (Rolfe) A.A.Chadwick 2006; Chironiella tenebrosa (Rolfe) Braem 2006; Hadrolaelia tenebrosa ( Rolfe ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002; *Laelia grandis var. tenebrosa Rolfe 1891; Laelia tenebrosa var. pittiana O'Brien 1894; Sophronitis tenebrosa (Rolfe) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 1 1962 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #11 1967 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 5 1972 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Pabst & Dungs Band I 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 2 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 9 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 no 6 1984 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 2 1985 photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 #9 1995 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 3 1997 photo fide; Orchid Digerst Vol 64 #2 2000 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis tenebrosa; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 12 2003 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 12 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 8 2009 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Hadrolaelia tenebrosa drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #10 2015 as Cattleya tenebrosaphoto fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 as Cattleya tenebrosa; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #7 2016 as Cattleya tenebrosa photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #6 2017 as Cattleya tenebrosa photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 as Cattleya tenebrosa photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #10 2019 AS cATTLEYA TENEBROSAphoto fide;

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