virginalis L.C.Menezes 1995 - See Laelia purpurata Lindley & Paxton 1852 Laelia reginae Pabst 1977 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Liliputinae Withner 1990 LATE ~Laelia regnelii Barb. The lip can be very dark purple t times and there is also pink-lip varieties (horticulturally referred to as carnea forms). Reg. Laelia purpurata Cinderosa MY11 #0276: Laelia purpurata MY11 #8745: Laelia reginae MR9 #9665: Laelia rubescens JA10 #6071: Laelia rubescens JA10 #6091: Laelia xanthina JA8 #6830: Leptotes bicolor: Leptotes bicolor MR8 #7233: Leptotes tenuis D7 #5803: Prosthecea vitellina S10 #1100: Rhyncholaelia digbyana 'Mem. There is a great deal of color variation in the species. canhanduba 5. Plant Size: Medium to large-sized plant resembles unifoliate Cattleya plants. //]]>, Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under, Crowdsourced Transcription and Translation Project. 14 t 1172) and Cattleya lobata in 1848 (Gard. Laelia purpurata var. Flowers develop in a green sheath on the new growth. The first name change for this group happened in 2008 from Laelia to Sophronitis until that genus, lock stock and barrel, was transferred into Cattleya a year later. var els = socialspan.getElementsByTagName("a"); Laelia is one of the most important and popular orchid genera, because of the beautiful flowers, their genetic properties and because they are fairly easy in culture. Cattleya purpurata, known in the past as Laelia purpurata and Sophronitis purpurata, is native to Brazil where it is very popular among orchid growers. Laelia purpurata is native to Santa Caterina in southern Brazil where it is so admired that it is the state flower of Santa Caterina. In the same year Lindley described his L. purpurata, Lemaire described the same orchid as Cattleya brysiana (Jard. I bought this plant in 2001 at the GNYOS at the Wintergarden. C. purpurata var. Canhamiana in bridal bouquets, travel corsages, hair swirls and even on a graduation diploma. If Lindley failed to beat Lemaire to the pressroom, which is probable, we may really be talking about Cattleya brysiana, not C. purpurata as a name for this orchid. We also offer new hybrid seedlings and meristems made with Laelia anceps. & Paxton) Braem. [CDATA[ werkhauseri 4. & Paxton, the species type Rosim_in_BR Cattleya Alliance 3 11-24-2008 . Messages: 836 Likes Received: 496. These orchids have gotten so large they have completely grown together and created a huge mass. This page includes all selected varieties and color forms of Laelia species, Brazilian or exotic. Completely cold tolerant suitable for the coolest climates in Australia. There are concolor lavender, semi-alba, white, vinicolor, delicata, flared and blue color forms of Laelia purpurata with a variety of markings and striping within the lip. They are cold growing exotic looking orchids from Mexico. F.Buyss. C. forbesii (Figure 1a), flowers from October to December, and produces flowers of around 11 cm in diameter, from green to pale brown in color. Large seedling. However most Laelia orchid species require a brighter filtered light in a warm position. A selection of Laelia purpurata varieties Laelia purpurata is a dangerous orchid... if you get in touch with it, chances are that it passes you a virus that has no cure at all! See more ideas about Cattleya, Orchids, Beautiful orchids. According to the proposal made by Lou Menezes (in her book "Laelia Purpurata"), Laelia purpurata, which flowers are completely white or with the throat presenting a yellow coloration of varied intensity, should be considered as variety virginalis. The Grand Monarch of these large-flowered Brazilian species, of course, is Laelia purpurata, which has been a parent at one time or another in more than 90 percent of all so-called Laeliocattleya hybrids. Orch., p. 213). View our current Laelia purpurata selection: https://www.orchidweb.com/search.php?search=Long%20Petaled%20Phragmipediums§ion=content#Jerry Fischer … C. purpurata f. canhanduba 5. Not everyone agreed with John Lindley’s decision to place L. purpurata in the genus Laelia. Flower distortions also occur when Sophronitis species are crossed with these Laelias. ORIGIN: From Brazil where it is found as an epiphyte, with a single leaf, high in the canopy of wooded hillsides. Both Lindley and Lemaire published their descriptions of this orchid in 1852. The semialba form was the wedding orchid itself, pictured in advertisements in magazines and newspapers, and even in full color on the cover of the American Orchid Society Bulletin for December 1946, followed by four full-color pages of Lc. Many different color forms exist (this is a partial list): Laelia purpurata is easy to grow and not particularly fussy in cultivation. As a result, there are many clones and if you have lots of space you can have a large variety. He later changed these Brazilian orchids to Laelia crispa and Laelia lobata as he got himself increasingly locked into the concept that the difference between eight and four pollinia was significant enough to justify a new genus. The problems of L. purpurata began in 1831 when John Lindley established the genus Laelia. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. For Laelia purpurata, which is really a Cattleya, things even seem to be going from bad to worse, as I see recent efforts to reclassify this wonderful large and showy species as a member of the genus Sophronitis, which is composed of miniatures (Lindleyana, 15[2]:118). Overall plant height can exceed 2 feet (60 cm). Laelia anceps is the finest of the Mexican laelias. Fleur, p. 275–276) and two years later, in 1854, J.G. 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