Laelia gouldiana
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Laelia
L. gouldiana
Binomial name
Laelia gouldiana

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

Former distribution

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.


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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