Laelia gouldiana is a plant of the orchid genus Laelia. The orchid, now is extinct in the wild, was endemic to the mountains of Hidalgo state in central Mexico. It grew as an epiphyte on trees in its native habitats.
Gould's Laelia is now only grown as a cultivated ornamental plant. It can grow up to 1 metre (3.3 ft) tall. It has pink flowers. It prefers an extended dry period between waterings, cooler temperatures, and lower humidity than most Laelia species. This species is most likely extinct in the wild perhaps because it was considered one of the best of the Mexican Laelias. It used to be found in Hidalgo state of Mexico in the mountains at elevations around 1550 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with fusiform, somewhat compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 6 scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, erect, lanceolate, bright green leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an apical, erect, to 30" [75 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying up to 10 well-rounded, magenta/red, 3" [7.5 cm] wide blooms that are awesome, as the lip is violet/red with a red-veined white center and a yellow keel, are mildly fragrant, and best of all it grows as easily as L. anceps.