Laelia briegeri

Habitat: Brazil. Found in the states of Minas Gerais above 1100 meters in the area of Serro and Lapinnae Cabeca do Bernando.

Plant Size: Medium. Plants grow 17-20 cm tall. The leaves are channeled and held upright.

Flower Size: Small.

Flower Description: The flower color of Laelia briegeri ranges from creamy white to dark yellow gold. The 27 cm flower spike bears 3 to 5 flowers clustered at the tip. Flowers are well displayed and stand high above the foliage. Petals and sepals are wider than most other rupicolous species and attractive. An alba form has been discovered in the wild.

Bloom Season: May-June

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: Laelia briegeri is naturally tetraploid with 80 chromosomes. Plants are robust and easy to grow. Grow like other rupicolous laelias.

Synonyms: none


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