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Orchid Species: Bletia grandiflora

Kew currently accepted name is Laelia speciosa

Bletia grandiflora is an orchid species identified by Lex. in P.de La Llave & J.M.de Lexarza in 1825. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Laelia speciosa.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
grandiflora
Parents
Species
Author
Lex. in P.de La Llave & J.M.de Lexarza
Year
1825
ORIGIN: This is a Mexican orchid of the central plateau and adjoining highlands as a cool to cold growing, small sized epiphyte with 1 to 2 leaves that is found in xerophytic conditions in open oak forests at elevations of 1400 to 2400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A cool to cold growing, small sized epiphyte with 1 to 2 leaves that is found in xerophytic conditions in open oak forests at elevations of 1400 to 2400 meters with subglobose to ovoid, rugose pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 lanceolate-elliptic, acute, coriaceous-fleshy, green suffused with purple, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and summer with an apical, 5 to 6 [12 to 15 cm] long inflorescence which arises from a newly developing pseudobulb and carries 1 to occasionally 4, fragrant flowers. It is a very drought resistant plant and as such should be given a drier environment and a definite dry winter rest.

FLOWER SIZE: To 8 inches [to 20 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cattleya C majalis 1854 (Lindl.) Beer
Add+ Laelia L grandiflora 1831 (Lex.) Lindl.
Add+ Laelia L majalis 1839 Lindl.
Add+ Laelia L speciosa 1914 (Kunth) Schltr.
Add+ Amalia Amalia grandiflora 1846 (Lex.) Heynh.
Add+ Amalia Amalia majalis 1846 (Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Bletia Bletia speciosa 1816 Kunth in F.W.H.A.von Humboldt
Add+ Cattleya C grahamii 1833 Lindl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: L. speciosa 'Laetitia' (3 awards from 2016 to 2018) L. speciosa 'Excalibur' (2 awards from 2013 to 2017) L. speciosa 'Gerda' (2013) L. speciosa 'Oberlin' (1988) L. speciosa 'Bolin' (1980) L. majalis 'Oviedo Mota' (1973) L. speciosa 'Casa Luna' (1970)
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