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Family: ORCHIDACEAE 

 Laelia autumnalis
 

Drawing by James Bateman: 1842.

  
Author:  John Lindley 1831
Family:  Orchidaceae
Habitat:  Central + Southern Mexico
Soil:  No, Epiphyte
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  40 (90) centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Pseudobulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Bletia autumnalis, La Llave & Lex. 1825. Cattleya autumnalis, Beer 1854. 
This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by John Lindley in 1831. It is found in the heights (1600-2600m) of central and southern Mexico, growing as an epiphyte on branches or in moss on rocks with lots water and some sun. The pseudobulbs grow to three centimetres in diameter, the leaves reaches 40 centimetres and the inflorescence with the pink flowers can reach 90 centimetres.

SubFamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae I
SubTribe: Laeliinae