Laelia mixta Hoehne 1938 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Parviflorae

Photo by Oliver Lenhard

Common Name The Mixed Up Laelia [refering to Hoehne's impression that this species was a hybrid which is false]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with basally thickened, elongate, tapering towards the tip pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms in the summer in the northern hemisphere and spring in Brazil on a to 26" [65 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaf and arising through a 6" [15 cm] long sheath and carrying the flowers in a crowded fashion towards the apex of the inflorescence.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958; 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; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 3 1981 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 under L flava; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000 as Sophronitis mixta; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 as Hoffmannseggella mixta drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 as Cattleya hoehnei photo fide; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 as Cattleya hoehnei photo fide