Laelia speciosa, commonly known as the Mayflower orchid, is a species of showy orchid found in area of Mexico with high elevation of 1,400 m to 2,400 m. The plant blooms from summer to fall, producing fragrant flowers.
Laelia speciosa is native to Mexico. These plants meet on a large area of the central plateau and surrounding uplands in the states of Durango, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Michoacan, Queretaro, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí and Tamaulipas. They grow on oaks in rare, dry, deciduous, dwarfish forests, at an altitude of 1900-2500 m above sea level. May-flowered is a cool to cold growing, small sized epiphyte, which reaching a height of 18-20 cm, with subglobose to ovoid, rugose, 5 cm long pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 lanceolate-elliptic, acute, coriaceous-fleshy, green suffused with purple, basally clasping, 13-15 cm long leaves.