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Laelia superbiens

Laelia superbiens 'Rosminah'.jpg
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.

Description[]

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

Distribution[]

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

Culture[]

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.

Varieties[]

Image Name Description
Laelia superbiens alba.jpg Laelia superbiens var. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white with a yellow center

Naming[]

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

Synonyms[]

  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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