Laelia novyi [Menezes] in ed.

Plant and Flowers

TYPE Drawing

Photos by E L F Menezes/TYPE Drawing by Kelen Soares


Common Name Novy's Laelia [Eurico Novy Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil rocky Quartzite region in low ground vegetation at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature [without inflorescence] sized, cool growing, saxicolus, caespitose terrestrial with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to obclavate, articulate, single internoded near the base, green with red lined pseudobulbs enveloped by papery, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single, erect, fleshy, leathery, rigid, green tinted with red, oblong-lanceolate, concave, acute apically, conduplicate below into the wide base leaf that blooms in the late winter through early spring on a terminal, arising through a falcate, off-white, oblique spathe, suberect, green, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with elliptic floral bracts.

Synonyms Cattleya marciae (Campacci) J.M.H.Shaw 2018; *Hoffmannseggella marciae Campacci 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 13 Portalet 2018 as Hoffmannseggella novyi photo/drawing fide fide--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------