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Laelia tenebrosa is a closely related species to L. purpurata, and its distribution range is basically in the State of Espírito Santo, although it goes a bit into Rio de Janeiro. Reports that the species goes up to the southern part of the State of Bahia, just above E. Santo, can't be confirmed as the rain forest there has been totally destroyed. Chances are, however, that it has been confused with Laelia grandis which occurs there. Actually, confusion between the two species had occurred very frequently in the past and it goes on even today, although in a much smaller scale. Laelia tenebrosa is one of the showiest species in the genus, and thus one of the showiest orchids at all. Considering that the species grows in the tropical rain forest, the habitat is consequently not as exposed to sunlight as the ones of Laelia purpurata, L. lobata and L. crispa, and thus plants should be cultivated under shadier conditions than those. The plants are large, up to about 2' tall, and very similar to the ones of Laelia purpurata, although during development of the new growth the sheaths are not as tight. The flowers are up to 8" or more across and wide open, and are produced up to 4 (very rarely more) on an inflorescence.
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Ciao Peter, great macro of lovely flower, wonderful natural colors, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2013-01-03 12:29]
this is excellent work, sharp photo and great colors
Love the colors of those orchids! Good composition with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, excellent lighting.
- [2013-01-04 22:30]
quelle beauté cette fleur superbe quelle finesse et image ce couleurs jaune et rose quel coeur de fleur et présentation parfaite.
Bravo et amitié