Laelia kennedyi Photo by Jay Pfahl.


Common Name Kennedy's Laelia

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in Jalisco state of 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 L crawshayana (bancalari).

This species seems to be very close to L gouldiana but differs in the width of the raised 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 ;