Laelia aurea A. V. Navarro 1990 Photo by Weyman Bussey and his Abundiflora Website

Another Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name or Meaning The Golden Laelia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Durango, Sinaloa and Nayarit states of Mexico as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall with scented flowers on an inflorescence that has from 3 to 6 flowers.

Formerly known as a variety of L rubescens, given species status in 1990.

Synonyms Laelia rubescens var. aurea (A.V.Navarro) M.Wolff & O.Gruss 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 11 1982 as L rubescens var aurea photo; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 as L rubescens var aurea photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001