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Orchid Species: Bletia pallida

Kew currently accepted name is Bletia purpurea

Bletia pallida is an orchid species identified by G.Lodd. in 1822. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Bletia purpurea.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
pallida
Parents
Species
Author
G.Lodd.
Year
1822
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Cuba and Jamaica.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with subglobose, transversly annulate above pseudobulbs carrying a few, linear to lanceolate, long-acuminate, basally gradually attenuate below leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an erect, to 32 to 36 [80 to 90 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with triangular-linear, acute floral bracts and carrying in the upper 1/3, showy, successive opening flowers that are very long lasting.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Bletia Bletia purpurea 1840 (Lam.) A.DC.
Add+ Bletia Bletia acutipetala 1833 Hook.
Add+ Helleborine Helleborine americana 1821 Steud.
Add+ Limodorum Limo trifidum 1803 Michx.
Add+ Limodorum Limo tuberosum 1791 Jacq.
Add+ Limodorum Limo verecundum 1796 Salisb.
Add+ Bletia Bletia expansa 1829 Ten.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym trifidum 1805 (Michx.) Sw.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym verecundum 1799 (Salisb.) Sw.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym altum 1805 Willd.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi altum 1810 (Willd.) Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
Add+ Bletia Bletia havannensis 1838 Lindl.
Add+ Bletia Bletia pottsii 1887 S.Watson
Add+ Bletia Bletia pulchella 1850 auct.
Add+ Bletia Bletia verecunda 1813 (Salisb.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
Add+ Gyas Gyas verecunda 1812 (Salisb.) Salisb.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Bletia. florida 'Elaine' (1996) Bletia. florida 'Jordan's Jewel' (1990)
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