Brieger and Bicalho 1976
by Bruce Cameron
This plant is described as having an affinity with
by having five definite
keels running down the lip. It is of miniature stature being up to 10cm in height and
creeps across the substrate. The flowers are produced from the developing leaf and
this acts as the sheath. (ie. flowering as the new growth develops) The flowers are a
pale pink with darker rosy overtones inside the labellum. They do not open fully, with
the sepals and petal forming a bell like enclosure around the lip.
The plant benched was purchased as a seedling in 1997, and flowered for the first
time in 2001. It is a good grower despite the lack of individual attention it should be
getting. It was planted in sphagnum moss in a 70mm pot, and is now due for repotting
having reached the edge. As I said, no special treatment just water and 50% light,
growing amongst my bulbo’s.
Ref :- The Cattleyas and their relatives. Volume II. The Laelias. Carl L.Withner