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Orchid Species: Brassavola nodosa

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Brassavola nodosa is an orchid species identified by (L.) Lindl. in 1831.
Genus
Brassavola (B.)
Grex
nodosa
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(L.) Lindl.
Year
1831
DESCRIPTION: This hardy, medium sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte has cylindrical, short stems enveloped by scarious sheaths with a single, sub-terete, sulcate, acute-apiculate leaf.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/2 inches [8.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Brassavola B rhopalorrhachis 1852 Rchb.f.
Add+ Brassavola B scaposa 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi nodosum 1753 L.
Add+ Bletia Bletia nodosa 1862 (L.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Bletia Bletia rhopalorrhachis 1862 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Cymbidium Cym nodosum 1799 (L.) Sw.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: B. nodosa 'Mas Mejor' (4 awards from 1987 to 2006) B. nodosa 'Clearwater' (3 awards from 1966 to 1985) B. nodosa 'Alfons' (2 awards in 2017) B. nodosa 'HEB' (2 awards in 2014) B. nodosa 'Panama Soire' (2 awards in 1989) B. nodosa 'Aphrodite' (2 awards from 1983 to 1986) B. nodosa 'Little Mike' (2 awards in 1969) B. nodosa 'Irene' (2 awards from 1959 to 1966) B. nodosa 'Big Jim' (2018) B. nodosa 'Claire de Lune' (2018) B. nodosa 'Street Walker' (2017) B. nodosa 'Big Deal' (2016) B. nodosa 'Manithor' (2016) B. nodosa 'Lynn' (2015) B. nodosa 'Sarah Jo' (2015) B. nodosa 'Eloyce's Moonbeam' (2014) B. nodosa 'Susquehanna' (2014) B. nodosa 'Selsal Huge' (2012) B. nodosa 'Esther' (2011) B. nodosa 'Mos Mejor' (2009)
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OrchidWiz: Offspring of Brassavola nodosa by Alex Maximiano. To view the first-generation offspring of Brassavola nodosa in OrchidWiz, follow these steps: From the Start screen, enter partial text "nodosa" and click "Search Orchid".   A new tab ... 2
Go Wild (Orchid Species) by Ken Slump. 13 Orchid Species You Can Grow ORCHID SPECIES FREQUENTLY have the undeserved reputation of being difficult-to-cultivate prima donnas with ordinary flowers. If you share that philosophy, here i... 0
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