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Orchid Species: Brassia caudata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Brassia caudata is an orchid species identified by (L.) Lindl. in 1825.
Genus
Brassia (Brs.)
Grex
caudata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(L.) Lindl.
Year
1825
ORIGIN: Found from Florida, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil as a caespitose, medium sized, hot to cool growing, bifoliate epiphyte occurring at elevations of sea-level to 1200 meters in tropical rainforests on exposed tree trunks.

DESCRIPTION: A caespitose, medium sized, hot to cool growing, bifoliate epiphyte occurring at elevations of sea-level to 1200 meters in tropical rainforests on exposed tree trunks with cylindric, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs subtended by foliaceous bracts and carrying elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, carinate abaxially leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on an arcuate to pendant, 8 to 10 [15 to 25 cm] long, many [12] flowered inflorescence arising from the basal axils of a newly mature pseudobulb and carrying fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 wide and 6 long inches [3.75 by 15 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Brassia Brs lewisii 1893 Rolfe
Add+ Oncidium Onc caudatum 1863 (L.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Epidendrum Epi caudatum 1759 L.
Add+ Malaxis Mal caudata 1805 (L.) Willd.
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