Pseudolaelia irwiniana Pabst 1973
Flowers and plant in situ La Caraça, Minas Gerais, Brazil 1200 meters
Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl
Common Name or Meaning Irwin's Pseudolaelia [NY Botanical Garden Head 20th cen]
Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]
Occuring in Minas Gerais state of Brazil as a medium sized, cool to warm growing lithophyte and semi-epiphyte [grows on rock seeps in and on dwarf vellozia- looks like a palm frond- with roots on rock and bush - See plant photo] that blooms in the fall in Brazil on a terminal, erect, 3' [1 m] long, several to many flowered inflorescnece with the flowers arising towards the apex.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1976 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 3 1990 drawing fide