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Orchid Species: Brassia glumacea

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Brassia glumacea is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1846.
Genus
Brassia (Brs.)
Grex
glumacea
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1846
ORIGIN: Found from Venezuela, Colombia to Ecuador as a medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 1100 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found from Venezuela, Colombia to Ecuador as a medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 1100 to 1800 meters with elliptic-pyriform, moderaltely compressed, light green pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating lower leafless, upper leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect to arching, lanceolate, thin, acute, conduplicate below into the petiole-like base leaf and blooms on an axillary, slender, terete, pale green, erect, 9 [22 cm] long, few to several [4 to 15] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb through the axil of the leaf-bearing sheath and is as long or longer than the leaf, has a few distant tubular, acute bracts and occurs in the fall and winter.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 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 imbricata 1854 Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc glumaceum 1863 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Oncidium Onc imbricatum 1863 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Ada Ada glumacea 1972 (Lindl.) N.H.Williams
Add+ Brassiopsis Brassiopsis glumacea 2006 (Lindl.) Szlach. & Górniak
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