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Orchid Species: Brassavola martiana

Brassavola martiana is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1836.
Genus
Brassavola (B.)
Grex
martiana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1836
ORIGIN: Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Surinam, the Guyanas, Venezuela and Colombia in rain forests often close to rivers as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occurring at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Surinam, the Guyanas, Venezuela and Colombia in rain forests often close to rivers as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occurring at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters with erect to ascending, slender, terete, jointed stems enveloped basally by white, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear, subulate, terete, fleshy coriaceous leaf that blooms from summer till autumn on a peduncle that is borne at the junction of the single leaf and terete stem on a short 3 1/4 [to 8 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with nocturnally fragrant, long-lived flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [to 7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
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Most awarded/recent cultivars: B. martiana 'TimbuckToo' (2 awards from 2010 to 2011) B. martiana 'Puddle Delight' (2 awards in 2009) B. martiana 'Tamara' (1982)
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