Bletia autumnalis is an orchid species identified by Lex. in P.de La Llave & J.M.de Lexarza in 1825. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Laelia autumnalis.
ORIGIN: Found in Mexico in the central to southern mountains at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte, found on scrubby oaks and mossy rocks with bright light, a winter dormancy and night coolness with 2 to 3, leathery, lanceolate leaves per ovoid, subconical, to pyriform, tapering, curved, ridged and furrowed pseudobulbs that blooms in the fall and winter in cultivation on an erect, stout, red colored, 2 to 3' [60 to 90 cm] long, apical, covered with scale-like floral bracts, several to many flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lasting, color variable flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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