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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/19/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/19/2012)
Species LAELIA LUEDDEMANIX (Prill.) L. Wms.
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 27:282. 1940.
Synonym Schomburgkia Lueddemanii Prill. in Jour. Soc. Imp Hort. Paris 8:275. 1862; Rolfe in Bot. Mag. 138: t. 8427. 1912.
Description Large, caespitose, epiphytic herbs up to a meter or more tall when in flower. Pseudobulbs 18-30 cm. long and 2-3 cm. broad, apparently somewhat ancipitous, largest toward the top, bifoliate. Leaves 20-35 cm. long and 4-6.5 cm. broad, lanceolate or elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous. Inflorescence a long-pedunculate, several- to many-flowered raceme up to 75 cm. or more long; bracts up to 6 cm. long, linear to linear-lanceolate; flowers brown or maroon with a purple lip, medium- sized, long-pedunculate. Sepals and petals 2.5-5.5 cm. long, undulated, linear or spatulate, obtuse or acutish. Lip 1.3-2 cm. long and 1-1.3 cm. broad, 3-lobed, with 3 or more inconspicuous longitudinal carinae; lateral lobes rounded, obtuse, appressed to the column; terminal lobe orbicular-ovate, acute, recurved. Costa Rica, Panama and possibly Venezuela.
Specimen CHIRIQUi: near city of David, at sea-level, Powell 170. cocLE: mountains beyond La Pintada, alt. 400-600 m., Hunter & Allen 509.
Note Laelia tibicinis (Batem.) L. Wms., in Darwiniana 5:77. 1941, has been reported from Panama but we have seen no specimens nor authentic record of it from the country.
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