Laelia crispilabia A. Rich. ex Warner 1865 SUBGENUS Parviflorae SECTION Rupestres Withner 1990 Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.

Side View of Flower Photos by Stefan Paeffgen

White Flower Form Photo by Debbie & Kevin Johnson of Discover Orchids.


Common Name Curly-lipped Laelia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil on iron ore rock at altitudes of 1000 to 1200 meters where it blooms on a longer than the leaf few to several flowered inflorescence occuring in the spring in nature.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia crispilabia; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 11 1958; Orchid Digest No 38 No 2 1974 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 1 1984 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 No 6 1984 drawing ok; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 2 Withner 1990 photo ok;