Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Laelia anceps varieties

Laelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps victoriana 'Santa Barbara Blue' - Flower photo by Richard Lindberg
Laelia anceps sanderiana - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps lineata 'Mendenhall' - Flower photo by Richard Lindberg
Laelia anceps striata type - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps ashworthiana - Flower photo by Richard Lindberg

I am running out of time to divide Laelia anceps for this year. During summer they need to devote their evergy to growing new roots and building strength, not adjusting to a new pot.

While I was updating the inventory I realized that my plant list was not in alphabetical order. The order was genus and species. That is fine for most of the list, but for Laelia anceps it didn't work.

Once that was fixed I could see what I had. I knew I had several varieties but it was still a surprise to see that there were 12 of them. If I had nothing else I would have a nice orchid collection of a single species!

There have been three new varieties added this year so I haven't seen them bloom. All the rest have bloomed, so I have little excuse for not having a nice flower picture for all of those. During the winter blooming season I will take care of that.

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