Laelia kennedyi Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl.


Common Name Kennedy's Laelia

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in Jalisco Mexico and blooms in the early summer on a 18" [45 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence. It is similar to autumnalis but blooms way before, almost the same season as eyermanniana. It grows in another valley in Jalisco about 100 miles from crawshayana (bancalari).

This species seems to be very close to L goudiana but differs in the width of the rqaised flat plain of the lip. This species has not been formally described but it does appear to be different, I await better references.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;