Laelia x oweniae L. Linden 1892 Photo by Bill Pinnix

Here is a picture of a Laelia x oweniae, a naturally occuring hybrid. Carl Withner says that this is a cross between L. perrinii and an unknown Laelia. My guess is that it is L. lundii. Both lundii and perrinii overlap in distribution at exactly the place that oweniae is found. Plus, the patterning on the lip is reminiscent of lundii, but more importantly is the oweniae plant growth habit, as it looks like lundii (scrambling, less than 12" tall) and has two leaves like lundii. Text by Bill Pinnix