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Orchid: Laelia Laelia gouldiana

FAMILY: ORCHIDACEAE (Orchid Family)

There are many Laelia orchids growing in the San Diego Zoo's treetops, such as this Laelia gouldiana. The epiphytic orchids don't hurt their host since they just need air, sun, and moisture to grow. You can see a number of these lovely Mexican plants from the top of Fern Canyon.