Laelia furfuracea

Laelia furfuracea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Laelia
Species: L. furfuracea
Binomial name
Laelia furfuracea
Lindl. 1839

Laelia furfuracea is a plant in the genus Laelia.


Plant bloom from fall to mid winter with three to five fragrant 8 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the oak forest of the Oxaxca state of Mexico at elevations of 2100 to 3000 meters.


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


Common Name: Scurfy Laelia


  1. Amalia furfuracea (Lindl.) Heynh, 1846
  2. Bletia furfuracea Rchb.f 1861
  3. Cattleya furfuracea Beer 1854
  4. Laelia autumnalis var. furfuracea [Lindley] Rolfe

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