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Orchid Species: Laelia lobata

Kew currently accepted name is Cattleya lobata

Laelia lobata is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch in 1887. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya lobata.
Genus
Laelia (L.)
Grex
lobata
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) A.H.Kent in H.J.Veitch
Year
1887
ORIGIN: A Brazilian, medium to large sized, hot to cool growing lithophytic species, with a solitary leaf, found on rocks high up and exposed to full sun, wind and spray from the ocean on the coast near Rio south to Sao Paulo.

DESCRIPTION: A Brazilian, medium to large sized, hot to cool growing lithophytic species, with a solitary leaf, found on rocks high up and exposed to full sun, wind and spray from the ocean on the coast near Rio south to Sao Paulo with conical or fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, lanceolate, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the spring on a 16 [40 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising from a compressed basal spathe with 2 to 5 flowers with a pleasing smell. This species does best when allowed to grow out of it's pot, often being the signal to bloom.

FLOWER SIZE: To 5 inches [to 12.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Laelia L boothiana 1855 Rchb.f.
Add+ Laelia L rivieri 1874 Carrière
Add+ Cattleya C lobata 1848 Lindl.
Add+ Brasilaelia Bll lobata 2006 (Lindl.) Gutfreund
Add+ Chironiella Chironiella lobata 2006 (Lindl.) Braem
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl lobata 2002 (Lindl.) Chiron & V.P.Castro
Add+ Sophronitis S lobata 2000 (Lindl.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Bletia Bletia boothiana 1863 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Bletia Bletia lobata 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
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