|Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens)
|Date Taken: 2010-10-29|
|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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|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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- [2010-10-29 11:45]
Lovely orchid, Raimondo!
I would like to see closer up.