Habitat: Brazil. Laelia lundii grows on rocks or bush trunks above 1000 meters on the coastal mountains.
Plant Size: Small. The narrow, oblong and compressed pseudobulbs of Laelia lundii are short and have two to three fleshy leaves on top. The leaves are almoste cylindrical but have a deep channel on the upper surface.
Flower Size: 1 1/2 inches (3-4 cm)
Flower Description: Laelia lundii has small white star-shaped flowers with a purple lip. Two flowers develop on a short raceme on the new growth as it matures.
Bloom Season: Mid-Winter, Spring
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm
Additional Information: Laelia lundii is attractive and can become a small specimen plant with age. Grow like other rupicolous laelia species in an inorganic growing media. Some growers recommend a basket to accomodate its rambling growth habit and provide excellent drainage. Bright light and good air circulation are a must.
Easy to identify; this is the only laelia from Brazil that has more than one leaf.
Synonyms: Bletia lundii; Laelia lundii var. alba; Laelia regnelii; Laelia reichenbachiana; Microlaelia lundii; Sophronitis lundii