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Orchid Species: Bletia humboldtii

Kew currently accepted name is Myrmecophila humboldtii

Bletia humboldtii is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1862. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Myrmecophila humboldtii.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
humboldtii
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Year
1862
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Aruba and the rest of the Netherland Antillies.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot growing species with clavate, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 rigid, narrowly oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an apical, 3 to 4' [90 to 120 cm] long, racemose or paniculate inflorescence with fragrant, long-lasting flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb that has many successive opening flowers with only 3 or 4 open at a time all congregated at the apex of the elongate inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 to 3 inches [6.25 to 7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Myrmecophila Mcp humboldtii 1917 (Rchb.f.) Rolfe
Add+ Laelia L humholdtii 1941 (Rchb.f.) L.O.Williams
Add+ Epidendrum Epi humboldtii 1850 Rchb.f.
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom humboldtii 1856 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Laelia L humboldtii 1941 (Rchb.f.) L.O.Williams
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Mcp. humboldtii 'Steffi' (2011) Mcp. humboldtii 'Ruben' (2005)
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