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Brassavola tuberculata

Brassavola tuberculata
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-29 6:27
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Points: 2
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Found in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia from the cool mountains to the hot, lower savannahs it certainly prefers a hot to warm environment with bright light and high humidity. The mostly pendant growing plant has very slender, stem-like, strongly sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single, terete, acute, sulcate, pendulous, whiplike leaf and blooms in the late spring and early summer on a short racemose inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves with up to 6 flowers that are highly fragrant at night. Water regularly while in growth and give a slightly drier winter. They do well mounted on tree fern or cork and in nature are found as an epiphyte or lithophyte in varied habitats.

Synonyms Bletia tuberculata [Hkr.]Rchbf 1861; Brassavola fragrans Lemaire 1853; Brassavola gibbsiana Wms. 1877; Brassavola trinervis Lindley 1831; Brassavola tuberculata Barb. Rodr. 1882; Tulexis bicolor Raf. 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia tuberculata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965/87; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 as B tuberculata Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1972; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 4 2008 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-10-29 11:45]

Lovely orchid, Raimondo!

I would like to see closer up.



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