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Laelia colombiana

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Laelia colombiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Laelia
Species: Laelia colombiana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Laelia colombiana
Shaw 2008

Laelia colombiana is an species in the genus Laelia

DescriptionEdit Edit

This orchid have a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform, rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying 2, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, heavily creased leaves and blooms on a terminal, racemose, 40 cm long, several to many 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising in the spring on a mature inflorescence. There is quite a bit of color variation in the species and they can be much browner in color than the photographed flower. This species is closely related to S lueddemanniana and the main diferrentiation is that the wallisi is from South America and the lueddemaniana is from Central America but I have seen both species and have noticed that wallisi has a small yellow spot with a yellow hook at the apex of the lip and lueddemaniana is has a larger, yellow, apical spot and no apical hook.

DistributionEdit Edit

Found in Colombia and Venezuela

Naming Edit

Common Name: Wallis' Schomburgkia

SynonymsEdit Edit

  1. Schomburgkia wallisii Rchb. f. 1877

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