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Orchid Species: Laelia gardneri

Kew currently accepted name is Cattleya crispata

Laelia gardneri is an orchid species identified by Pabst ex Zappi in 1995. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Cattleya crispata.
Genus
Laelia (L.)
Grex
gardneri
Parents
Species
Author
Pabst ex Zappi
Year
1995
ORIGIN: Found in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais on iron ore hills as a small to medium sized, "rupicolous" lithophyte, encountered under dense scrub bushes on cliff ledges at an elevation of 400-1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: With terete, cylindrical pseudobulbs with a stout basal sheath and carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, narrowly oblong, obtuse leaf. Well drained pots in a cool to warm environment and bright indirect light combined with a dry winter rest will make this an easy late winter and early spring blooming species with a 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long raceme subtended by a compressed sheath and having from 2 to 10 flowers once established.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 1 13/4 inch [4 to 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+ Cattleya C x caetensis
Add+ Hadrolaelia Hdl flava
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof caetensis 2002 (Pabst) V.P.Castro & Chiron
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof flava 1970 (Lindl.) H.G.Jones
Add+ Cattleya C crispata 2008 (Thunb.) Van den Berg
Add+ Laelia L caetensis 1975 Pabst
Add+ Laelia L flava 1839 Lindl.
Add+ Laelia L fulva 1846 Lindl. ex Heynh.
Add+ Laelia L lawrenceana 1865 R.Warner
Add+ Sophronitis S caetensis 2000 (Pabst) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Hoffmannseggella Hof crispata 1974 (Thunb.) H.G.Jones
Add+ Laelia L crispata 1973 (Thunb.) Garay
Add+ Sophronitis S crispata 2000 (Thunb.) Van den Berg & M.W.Chase
Add+ Amalia Amalia flava 1846 (Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Amalia Amalia fulva 1846 Heynh.
Add+ Cattleya C caetensis 2010 (Pabst) Van den Berg
Add+ Cymbidium Cym crispatum 1818 Thunb.
Add+ Cattleya C lutea 1858 Guidon
Add+ Bletia Bletia flava 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Cattleya C flava 1854 (Lindl.) Beer
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