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Orchid Species: Laelia albida

Laelia albida is an orchid species identified by Bateman ex Lindl. in 1839.
Genus
Laelia (L.)
Grex
albida
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman ex Lindl.
Year
1839
ORIGIN: A western Mexican, medium sized, cool growing miniature epiphyte or lithophyte found in oak or oak pine forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A western Mexican, medium sized, cool growing miniature epiphyte or lithophyte found in oak or oak pine forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters, with clustered, conical-ovoid pseudobulbs that wrinkle with age partially enveloped basally by a few scarious, triangular sheaths, carrying 2 to 3, apical, linear-ensiform, coriaceous, somewhat fleshy, dark green, conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a apical, erect to arching, slender, 5 to 24 [12 to 60 cm] long, few to several [2 to 9] flowered raceme with closely apressed sheathing bracts all along, and arising on a mature pseudobulb carrying 3 to 10, scented flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 3 inches [5 to 7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Laelia L candida
Add+ Laelia L discolor
Add+ Cattleya C albida
Most awarded/recent cultivars: L. albida 'Herrenhausen' (2 awards in 2015) L. albida 'Dalles' (2 awards from 2011 to 2014) L. albida 'Sunset Valley Orchids' (2 awards in 2006) L. albida 'Mörfelden' (2014) L. albida 'Weißkirchen' (2012) L. albida 'Willow Pond' (1965)
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