Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Paloma Blanca'
A select 'alba' color-form of this favorite Mexican species! Sepals and petals are pure, crystalline white, with a matching white lip marked with a striking chartreuse-green throat. Exceptionally free flowering, and, true to its species, it thrives in bright growing conditions.
The term 'alba color-form' describes a white orchid that lacks all red, purple, or "blue" pigmentation, while some yellow or green markings may occur. It is representative of a genetic trait that occurs very rarely in orchid populations in nature, essentially it is orchid albinism; this rarity and elegance make these orchids especially beloved an highly prized.
Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 15, 2020