Laelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS

Laelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Laelia (L) has a few species in Mexico and parts of Central America.

Laelia anceps grows well and blooms well in cultivation. It grows in Mexico and Honduras. It is warm to hot growing, needs a dry winter rest and bright light. If it is dry it can winter outside if there is no hard freeze.

The plant is potted in sphagnum over peanuts in a 3 1/2-inch clay pot. There are five small pseudobulbs and a new growth.

This plant is a backbulb division of the plant exhibited by Pat Trumble, Boulder, CO. and awarded the HCC by the AOS in 1983.

11.9cm natural spread
1.7cm dorsal sepal (Nat sp), 8.0cm long
3.2 petal width, 7.4 long
1.7 lateral sepal width, 7.6 long
2.6 lip width, 5.5 long

Four flowers on one inflorescence, bright rosy-lavender sepals and petals; petal tips slightly darker; lip red-violet with yellow crest with white halo; flower of exceptional size, substance and form, slightly wilted. AOS award #83-217, awarded on 2/14/83.

Exhibited by Pat Trumble, Boulder, CO.

07/15/2013 - Blog entry

07/14/2011 - Re-potted.

02/22/2011 - Blog entry

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae