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Orchid Species: Bletia hyacinthina

Kew currently accepted name is Bletilla striata

Bletia hyacinthina is an orchid species identified by (Sm.) Aiton in 1813. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bletilla striata.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
hyacinthina
Parents
Species
Author
(Sm.) Aiton
Year
1813
ORIGIN: This species is found in Japan, Korea, Anhui, Fujian, southeast Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, south Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang provinces of China, Hong Kong, and Okinawa in evergreen broad leaved forests, coniferous forests, grassy places and crevices at elevations of 100 to 3200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with subterranean rounded and compressed pseudobulbs with an erect stem that bears 4 to 5, oblong-lanceolate, plicate, acuminate apically, flexible leaves and blooms on a lax, terminal, 2' [60 cm] long inflorescence arising with a new pseudobulb that has several [3 to 12], fragrant, somewhat nodding flowers that open in succession in the spring and requires a winter rest.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 to 2.2 inches [2.5 to 5.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Bletilla Ble striata 1878 (Thunb.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Bletilla Ble elegantula 1998 (Kraenzl.) Garay & G.A.Romero
Add+ Bletilla Ble gebina 1853 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Calanthe Cal kawakamiense
Add+ Cymbidium Cym hyacinthinum 1805 Sm.
Add+ Gyas Gyas humilis 1812 Salisb.
Add+ Limodorum Limo hyacinthinum 1807 (Sm.) Donn
Add+ Sobralia Sob bletioides 1847 Brongn. ex Decne.
Add+ Bletia Bletia striata 1917 (Thunb.) Druce
Add+ Cymbidium Cym striatum 1799 (Thunb.) Sw.
Add+ Jimensia Jimensia nervosa 1838 Raf.
Add+ Jimensia Jimensia striata 1958 (Thunb.) Garay & R.E.Schult.
Add+ Polytoma Polytoma inodora 1872 Lour. ex B.A.Gomes
Add+ Epidendrum Epi striatum 1794 (Thunb.) Thunb.
Add+ Coelogyne Coel elegantula 1921 Kraenzl.
Add+ Bletia Bletia gebina 1847 Lindl.
Add+ Calanthe Cal gebina 1855 (Lindl.) Lindl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Bletia. striata 'Mayfair' (2018) Bletia. striata 'Adora's Adorable' (1988)
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