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Laelia anceps 'Rebecca T. Northen'

Object Details

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Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection
Accession Number
2015-0608A
Description
Named for Rebecca T. Northen, the author of the 1950s book “Home Orchid Growing,” which is credited with spreading the love of orchids to the wider population, beyond just the wealthy. This lovely Laelia anceps has a deep, wine-colored lip.
Bloom Time (Northern Hemisphere)
October to February; peaks from December to February
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Orchids
Living Collections
Range
Mexico to Honduras
Habitat
Humid oak forests; 1200-1800m
Life Form
Epiphytic
Bloom Characteristics
Five flowers per an inflorescence with larger than normal segments.
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
Two-Edged Laelia clone
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Lilianae
Order
Asparagales
Family
Orchidaceae
Subfamily
Epidendroideae
Genus
Laelia
Species
anceps
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax76bf53bef-c5ef-409f-9c2e-a8b887f64f19
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2015-0608A
Photographed by: Creekside Digital
Photographed by: Creekside Digital
Photographed by: Creekside Digital
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