Laelia alaorii Brieger & Bicalho 1976 SUBGENUS Crispae SECTION Hadrolaelia Schlechter Photo by © Sidney Marçal and Lab Orquideas

Another Flower Photo by Andy Phillips Andy's Orchids Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.

Another Clone - More normal in appearance Photo by ©Jay Pfahl

Flower and Plant Photo by © Danny Lentz

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Common Name Alaori's Laelia [Brazilian collector of species late 1900's]

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.35 cm]

Found in Brazil on mossy branches in primary rainforests at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte creeping, sometimes branching rhizome giving rise to erect to suberect, upwards curing, narrow at the base, fusiform, .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect to spreading, leathery, rigid, broadly oblong, obtuse to rounded, sometimes apiculate, glossy dark green to purple, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a short to 1.2" [3 cm] long, erect to suberect, terminal, single flowered inflorescence arising from a newly forming pseudobulb.

Synonyms Cattleya alaorii (Brieger & Bicalho) Van den Berg 2008; Cattleya alaorii f. dietliana (O.Gruss) Van den Berg 2008; Hadrolaelia alaorii ( Brieger & Bicalho ) Chiron & V.P.Castro 2002; Laelia alaorii f. dietliana O.Gruss 1996; Sophronitis alaorii (Brieger & Bicalho) C. Berg & M.W. Chase 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1978 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 4 1983 photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 2 1992 photo; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis alaorii; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 5 2000 photo; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as L alaori f dietliana; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 11 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as Sophronitis alaori photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Garritsen 2013 as Cattleya alaori photos fide

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