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Orchid Species: Bletia nodosa

Kew currently accepted name is Brassavola nodosa

Bletia nodosa is an orchid species identified by (L.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1862. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Brassavola nodosa.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
nodosa
Parents
Species
Author
(L.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Year
1862
DESCRIPTION: This hardy, medium sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte has cylindrical, short stems enveloped by scarious sheaths with a single, sub-terete, sulcate, acute-apiculate leaf.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/2 inches [8.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Brassavola B nodosa 1831 (L.) Lindl.
Add+ Brassavola B rhopalorrhachis 1852 Rchb.f.
Add+ Brassavola B scaposa 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi nodosum 1753 L.
Add+ Bletia Bletia rhopalorrhachis 1862 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Cymbidium Cym nodosum 1799 (L.) Sw.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: B. nodosa 'Mas Mejor' (4 awards from 1987 to 2006) B. nodosa 'Clearwater' (3 awards from 1966 to 1985) B. nodosa 'Alfons' (2 awards in 2017) B. nodosa 'HEB' (2 awards in 2014) B. nodosa 'Panama Soire' (2 awards in 1989) B. nodosa 'Aphrodite' (2 awards from 1983 to 1986) B. nodosa 'Little Mike' (2 awards in 1969) B. nodosa 'Irene' (2 awards from 1959 to 1966) B. nodosa 'Big Jim' (2018) B. nodosa 'Claire de Lune' (2018) B. nodosa 'Street Walker' (2017) B. nodosa 'Big Deal' (2016) B. nodosa 'Manithor' (2016) B. nodosa 'Lynn' (2015) B. nodosa 'Sarah Jo' (2015) B. nodosa 'Eloyce's Moonbeam' (2014) B. nodosa 'Susquehanna' (2014) B. nodosa 'Selsal Huge' (2012) B. nodosa 'Esther' (2011) B. nodosa 'Mos Mejor' (2009)
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