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Laelia rubescens

L. rubescens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Laelia
Species: L. rubescens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Laelia rubescens
Lindley 1840


Laelia rubescens is a plant in the genus Laelia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom from fall to winter with several 7 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the dry seasonal deciduous forests of central America at elevations of 0 to 1700 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. Plant is a intermediate to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week. In the winter, give plants a dry winter rest. Plant can also be mounted on tree fern.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Laelia rubescens pink Laelia rubescens Sepals and petals are pink, lip is pink

NamingEdit

Common Name: Rosy Tinted Laelia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Amalia acuminata (Lindl.) Heynh. 1846
  2. Amalia peduncularis (Lindl.) Heynh. 1846
  3. Amalia rubescens (Lindl.) Heynh. 1846
  4. Bletia acuminata Rchb.f 1861
  5. Bletia peduncularis (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1861
  6. Bletia rubescens Rchb.f 1861
  7. Bletia violacea (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1861
  8. Cattleya acuminata Beer 1853
  9. Cattleya pendicularis Beer 1854
  10. Cattleya rubescens Beer 1854
  11. Laelia acuminata Lindley 1841
  12. Laelia inconspicua H.G.Jones 1974
  13. Laelia peduncularis Lindley 1842
  14. Laelia pubescens Lemoine 1852
  15. Laelia rubescens f. peduncularis (Lindl.) Halb. 1993
  16. Laelia violacea Rchb.f 1854

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