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Laelia superbiens

Laelia superbiens 'Rosminah'
Laelia superbiens 'Rosminah'

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


Laelia superbiens is a plant in the genus Laelia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant bloom from fall to winter with a cluster of 12.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the forest and mountains of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua at elevations of 800 to 2000 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Laelia superbiens alba Laelia superbiens var. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white with a yellow center

NamingEdit

Common Name: Supurb Laelia, La Vera De Senor San Jose, Flor de la Candelaria or Tanal

SynonymsEdit

  1. Schomburgkia superbiens (Lindl.) Rolfe 1917
  2. Amalia superbiens (Lindl.) Heynh, 1846
  3. Bletia superbiens (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1862
  4. Cattleya superbiens (Lindl.) Beer 1854

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