Cattleya alvaroana syn. Laelia alvaroana
Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil, this is a rupicolous Laelia (even though it’s not called a Laelia any longer). With the on-going names changes, this species has also been called Sophronitis alvaroana and Hoffmannseggella alvaroana. Yellow / orange blossoms are held on rather tall inflorescences. Ours has been a reliable bloomer potted in bark in both plastic and terra cotta pots.
The blooming-size division shown in Brenda’s hand is representative of what you’ll receive.