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Orchid Species: Bletia rubescens

Kew currently accepted name is Laelia rubescens

Bletia rubescens 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 rubescens.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
rubescens
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Year
1862
ORIGIN: A Central American, medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with a single [rarely 2] leaf of dry areas and wooded regions in seasonally dry, deciduous forests at an elevation of sea-level to 1700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A Central American, medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte with a single [rarely 2] leaf of dry areas and wooded regions in seasonally dry, deciduous forests at an elevation of sea-level to 1700 meters on exposed tree trunks where they withstand full sun for hours, yet get plenty of air movement to cool down. They are distinguished from other Laelia by their compressed, ovoid, wrinkled, dark green pseudobulbs subtended by papery sheaths carrying a single [rarely 2] leathery, apical, oblong-ovate, spreading or suberect, leathery, v shaped in cross-section, obtuse, basally clasping leaf and they flower in the autumn and winter on a new growth with a to 3' [90 cm] long, terete inflorescence with fragrant flowers all clustered at the apex that may close at night or not, covered in papery sheaths.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [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+ Laelia L rubescens 1840 Lindl.
Add+ Cattleya C acuminata 1854 (Lindl.) Beer
Add+ Cattleya C peduncularis 1854 (Lindl.) Beer
Add+ Laelia L acuminata 1841 Lindl.
Add+ Laelia L inconspicua 1974 H.G.Jones
Add+ Laelia L pubescens 1852 Lem.
Add+ Laelia L violacea 1854 Rchb.f.
Add+ Cattleya C rubescens 1854 (Lindl.) Beer
Add+ Amalia Amalia acuminata 1846 (Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Amalia Amalia peduncularis 1846 (Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Amalia Amalia rubescens 1846 (Lindl.) Heynh.
Add+ Bletia Bletia peduncularis 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Bletia Bletia violacea 1862 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Encabarcenia Encabarcenia rubescens 2014 (Lindl.) Archila & Szlach.
Add+ Schomburgkia Schom rubescens 2016 (Lindl.) Peraza & Carnevali
Add+ Bletia Bletia acuminata 1862 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Laelia L peduncularis 1842 Lindl.
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