Friday, September 3, 2010

Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS

Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOSThe genus Laelia (L) has a few species in Mexico and parts of Central America. Is this a Laelia? Doesn't sound like it yet it is listed as a Laelia. OrchidSpecies.com cops out by listing it under Laelia, throwing in a SUBGENUS Crispae and SECTION Hadrolaelia between Genus and species. Hadrolaelia dayana is listed as a synonym.

Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOSLaelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergLaelia dayana grows in Brazil near Rio de Janeiro in a fairly broad range or altitudes, 1500-6000 feet. It is cool to warm growing blooms in summer. It does well mounted and needs a dry winter rest.

I have had this plant just over a year. It came from Steve Christoffersen in a clay pot. I mounted it and it has grown quite a bit. The rollover plant picture was taken just after it was mounted. It had a dry winter and has been warm, wet and bright since mid-spring.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice! The lip is really dark. Any fragrance?

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  2. No fragrance. The bud took quite awhile to open so I hope it lasts a long time.

    I am trying to re-shoot the picture. It has better shape than that but the color is right. The ones I took yesterday are not red enough.

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