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Orchid Species: Brassavola flagellaris

Brassavola flagellaris is an orchid species identified by Barb.Rodr. in 1882.
Brassavola (B.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found in eastern Brazil.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot to warm growing, creeping, epiphytic or lithophytic orchid with elongate, robust, cylindric, 4 to 5 noded, erect or ascending stems enveloped in youth by sheaths and carrying a single, apical, reflexed above, rigid, slender, terete, deeply sulcate above, longly subulate, acute apically leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer in northern cultivation on a lax, short, 1.6 to 2 [4 to 5 cm] long, bracteate, 2 to 15 flowered inflorescence subtended by an elongate spathe, and concave, triangular floral bracts with long-lasting, nocturnally fragrant flowers that arise from the crease at the base of the leaf.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 to 3 inches [6.25 to 7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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