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Laelia gouldiana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Another Mexican laelia. This one is from the state of Hidalgo. Usually the spike is upright but the weight seemed to bring it down as they buds were enlarging. Wonderful fragrance too.




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    Gosh that's a pretty flower. Nice job.
     
  3. Paul Mc

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    Nice one!!! What does it smell like?
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Laelia gouldiana?! It is hard for me to say. It is not really sweet, but clean and lovely. Better than Laelia autumnalis.
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I like that arching spike. Does it typical for this species?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, what is your watering regime for the winter? Mine is mounted too but tends to rot.
     
  7. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Alexey, the spike is normally upright. I'm not sure if I got the last shade layer off this greenhouse too late or if the light was blocked in some way. Here it is 3 years ago.


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