Laelia gouldiana

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Laelia gouldiana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Alliance: Cattleya
Genus: Laelia
Species: L. gouldiana
Binomial name
Laelia gouldiana

Laelia gouldiana is a plant of the orchid genus Laelia.[1]

Former distribution[edit]

The orchid, now is extinct in the wild, was endemic to the mountains of Hidalgo state in central Mexico. It grew as an epiphyte on trees in its native habitats. [2]


Laelia gouldiana is now only found and grown as a cultivated ornamental plant.

It can grow up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) tall. It has pink flowers.[1]

It prefers an extended dry period between waterings, cooler temperatures, and lower humidity than most Laelia species.

See also[edit]


Cultivated Laelia gouldiana
  1. ^ a b "Botanica. The Illustrated AZ of over 10000 garden plants and how to cultivate them", p. 506. Könemann, 2004. ISBN 3-8331-1253-0
  2. ^ Google Books: "Orchids: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan; by Eric Hagsater, Vinciane Dumont, Alec M. Pridgeon; IUCN/SSC Orchid Specialist Group] . accessed 5.16.2016.

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