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Laelia albida

Laelia albida

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Laelia
Species: L. albida
Alliance:
Binomial name
Laelia albida
Bateman ex Lindl. 1839


Laelia albida is a plant in the genus Laelia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom from fall to winter with up to nine fragrant 7.5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the oak and pine forest of western Mexico at elevations of 1000 to 3000 meters

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. Plant is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted. Reduce watering during the winter.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Laelia albida rosea Laelia albida var. rosea Sepals and petals are white, lip is pink

NamingEdit

Common Name: Albescent Laelia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Amalia albida (Bateman ex Lindl.) Heynh. 1846
  2. Bletia albida Rchb.f 1862
  3. Cattleya albida Beer 1854
  4. Laelia candida Lodd. ex W.Baxter 1850 l Laelia discolor A. Rich. & Gal. 1845

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