Laelia perrinii Alba.
Originally described by J.
Lindley in 1838 as Cattleya perrinii and named it after Mr.
Perrin gardener to Mr. R. Harrison of Aigburgh, Liverpool, a noted
grower of orchid sent to him by his brother trading as a merchant in
Stem like Psbs.,
7cm.-16cm.-(3-6) tall covered in scarious sheaths; unifoliate
leaf can be up to 26cm.-(10) tall and 5cm.-(20 wide subtended by a
compressed sheath from which 11cm.-(4.25) Delicate pink petals and
sepals develop. The
lip is white with a rich purple mid-lobe.
The column is a light pink.