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Orchid Species: Brassavola digbyana

Kew currently accepted name is Rhyncholaelia digbyana

Brassavola digbyana is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1846. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Rhyncholaelia digbyana.
Genus
Brassavola (B.)
Grex
digbyana
(traditional Sander nomenclature)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1846
ORIGIN: Epiphytic plant from Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo states of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A hot to warm growing, medium to large sized, epiphytic plant with 6 [15 cm], elongate, compressed, closely spaced pseudobulbs with a single axillary, elliptic, erect, stiff, fleshy, 8 [20 cm] leaf. The entire plant is glaucous, and the terminal, erect, 3 [7.5 cm] long, inflorescence subtended by a large sheath, bears a single large, lemon scented, flower that appears in the summer.

FLOWER SIZE: To 7 inches [17 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Rhyncholaelia Rl digbyana 1918 (Lindl.) Schltr.
Add+ Cattleya C digbyana 1907 (Lindl.) Gentil
Add+ Laelia L digbyana 1884 (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hemsl.
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