Laelia anceps

Laelia anceps

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Laelia
Species: L. anceps
Binomial name
Laelia anceps
Lindley 1835

Laelia anceps is a plant in the genus Laelia.


Plant bloom from fall to spring with three to six 10 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing on rocks and pine trees in the forest of Mexico and Honduras at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters.


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. Reduce watering during the winter.


Laelia anceps alba Laelia anceps var. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white with a yellow center
Laelia anceps dawsonii Laelia anceps var. dawsonii Sepals and petals are white, lip is white with a yellow center and pink patch
Laelia anceps gurrero Laelia anceps var. guerrero Sepals are pink and petals are magenta, lip is red
Laelia anceps lineta Laelia anceps var. lineata striata (hort. disciplinata) Sepals and petals are pink with red edges, lip is red
Laelia anceps roeblingiana Laelia anceps var. roeblingiana Sepals are pink and petals are magenta with a white patch, lip is red with a yellow center
Laelia anceps veitchiana Laelia anceps var. veitchiana Sepals and petals are white, lip is purple
Laelia anceps williamsianum Laelia anceps var. williamsianum Sepals and petals are white, lip is white with yellow in the center and red veins
100px Laelia anceps 'Cal Colossal' Sepals and petals are pink, lip is red


Common Name: Two-edged Laelia


  1. Amalia anceps (Lindl.) Heynh. 1846
  2. Amalias anceps [Lindley] Hoffmannsegg 1842
  3. Bletia anceps [Lindley] Rchb.f 1863
  4. Cattleya anceps [Lindley]Beer 1854
  5. Laelia barkeriana Knowles & Westc. 1837

Laelia anceps var guerrero

  1. Laelia anceps fma. chilapensis Soto Arenas 1993
  2. Laelia anceps fma. dawsonii (J. Anderson) Soto Arenas 1993
  3. Laelia anceps subsp. dawsonii Rolfe 1922
  4. Laelia anceps subsp. sanderiana (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1922
  5. Laelia anceps subsp. schroederiana (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1922
  6. Laelia anceps var. hallidayana O'Brien 1894
  7. Laelia anceps var. sanderiana Rchb.f. 1887
  8. Laelia anceps var. schroederiana Rchb.f. 1885
  9. Laelia dawsoni Crawshay 1902
  10. Laelia sanderiana (Rchb.f.) Crawshay 1902
  11. Laelia hallidayana (O'Brien) Crawshay 1902
  12. Laelia schroederae Crawshay 1902
  13. Laelia schroederiana (Rchb.f.) Crawshay 1902
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