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Orchid Species: Bletia marginata

Kew currently accepted name is Laelia marginata

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.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
marginata
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Year
1862
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).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Laelia L marginata 1941 (Lindl.) L.O.Williams
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom crispa 1838 Lindl.
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom marginata 1838 Lindl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: L. marginata 'Melinda' (2016) L. marginata 'Myriam' (2012) L. marginata 'Henry' (2009) Schom. crispa 'Tuluá' (2002)
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