Bletia marginata is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1862. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Laelia marginata.
ORIGIN: Found from Colombia, Venezuela, Fr. Guyana, Guyana, Surinam and Northern Brazil at lower elevations.
DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clavate-fusiform, compressed, angled and sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by several membraneous, acute sheaths and carrying 2 apical, rigid, coriaceous, erect-patent, apically recurved, oblong, cuneate and lightly concave below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a racemose to sub-umbellate, many flowered, 24 to 44 [60 to 110 cm] long, robust, terete inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 2.4 inches [5 to 6 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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