The Orchid Source - Orchid Forum

Topic Options
3474_L anceps Helen x Mendenhall .jpg
Laelia anceps (various)
Other images in post
Image Details
Poster Orclectic Offline
Posted 10/31/12 10:06 PM
Out here on the left coast (US) the L. anceps are going crazy, at least a month earlier than normal after an unusually warm summer. Now in bloom, in order, 'Helen' x 'Mendenhall' type, var. veitchiana, 'Blumen Insel x Irwins', 'Royal Flush x var. guererro, var. lineata . They are all under 45% shade cloth, hanging over the Cymbidiums. All are either mounted or in baskets, they seem to grow much better that way than in pots. More in the queue at various stages of development... I expect that I'll have at least a few popping out until January
Dimensions 750x593
Size 97.41 KB

#310403 - 11/04/12 06:31 PM Re: Laelia anceps (various) [Re: Orclectic]
mokeck Offline
OSF Platinum Member

Registered: 10/31/06
Posts: 4256
Loc: Miami, FL
That's a wonderful collection of beauties. I especially like the var. guererro, the only one of my 4 to not spike this year. My var. disciplinata 'lineata striata' bloomed in August for the second year in a row and I have two in spike now looking like they'll bud up any day. A great species and until I saw it with my own eyes, didn't think they could be grown, or grown well, in Miami.

#310414 - 11/04/12 07:32 PM Re: Laelia anceps (various) [Re: mokeck]
Orclectic Offline
OSF Gold Member

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 345
Loc: Costa Mesa, CA
Thanks! Actually, the one that looks like v. guerrero is actually v. guerrero x 'Royal Flush', a v. anceps cultivar ... I have a pure v. guerrero that grows nicely but hasn't bloomed for me (had it for 3 years). I'm going to try drying that one out a bit this winter - I know that variety experiences dry, bright winters nature, have heard that they are just shy bloomers. We'll see... all the other ones bloom with no special effort at all.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" - Carl Sagan


Moderator:  Chris-MD, ellen nz, ellen nz, Rich, Woola 
Shout Box

Orchid Hybrid Photo Gallery
Lc Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' Fcc/Aos
Cattleya Candytuft 'Fairy Floss'
Orchid Species Photo Gallery
Sophronitis cernua 'Charlie'
Guarianthe patinii fma. coerulea
Orchid Art and Orchid Related Images
B. plumatum
Carnivorous & Other Plants Photo Gallery
Hardy Hibiscus update
Today's Birthdays
Featured Member
Registered: 01/10/15
Posts: 291
Who's Online
0 registered (), 116 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Site Admin, Administrator, Mod
Forum Stats
31991 Members
33 Forums
54689 Topics
329595 Posts

Max Online: 744 @ 05/13/15 02:52 PM


Our forum is supported by members contributing to the OSF monthly maintenance fund.


Make checks payable to:

Xfactor Multimedia Inc

1037 NE 65th St Suite 332
Seattle, WA 98115


Click here to contribute to the OSF monthly maintenance fund though our secure online services store

The Orchid Source Maintenance Fund
Your OSF Member Name

(c) 1998 > 2013 Xfactor Multimedia Inc. all rights reserved.
Information, text, images, threads or posts may not be recreated or used without prior approval -

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.