Laelia x eyermaniana Rchb. f. 1888 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids
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Common Name Eyerman's Laelia [American Orchid Enthusiast late
Flower Size 3 1/2" [9 cm] Fragrant
This natural hybrid between Laelia speciosa and Laelia albida
with conical-ovoid to subglobose pseudobulb enveloped basally in
youth by imbricating, scarious shaeths with 2 to 3 apical,
lanceolate-elliptic, or oblong-lanceolate, acute to subacute,
basally clasping leaves that blooms only in summer and early fall on
a apical, 12" to 3.5' [30 to 100 cm] long, erect-arcuate raceme
arising on a mature pseudobulb with 3 to 12 showy, fragrant flowers.
Plants are smaller than Laelia autumnalis and it comes only from the
Mexican west coast north of Oaxaca state into Nayarit.Durango Mx.,
2438m elev., near Puerta de los Membrellos, epiphytic on oaks,
sometimes lithophytic beneath trees , growing in the same tree with
Laelia albida and Laelia speciosa at altitudes between 1050 and 2500