- any of several epiphytic tropical American orchids of the genus Laelia, having fleshy leaves and showy flowers.
Origin of laelia
Examples from the Web for laelia
Historical Examples of laelia
The compartment we enter first is devoted to Laelia elegans mostly.
Mr. Rolfe has satisfied himself that the strain of Laelia purpurata is always present.
And there, a short distance to the north, lives Laelia pumila, which might supply the rosy tinge.
The ordinary form of citrosmum also demands no comment, and I deal with the interesting Laelia Jongheana elsewhere.
Robin Measures is assumed to be a natural hybrid of Laelia xanthina × Catt.