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Orchid Species: Bletia tuberculata

Kew currently accepted name is Brassavola tuberculata

Bletia tuberculata is an orchid species identified by (Hook.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1862. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Brassavola tuberculata.
Genus
Bletia (Bletia.)
Grex
tuberculata
Parents
Species
Author
(Hook.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Year
1862
ORIGIN: 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.

DESCRIPTION: 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.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 to 3 inches [6.25 to 7.5 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 tuberculata 1829 Hook.
Add+ Brassavola B fragrans 1853 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Brassavola B gibbsiana 1884 G.Nicholson
Add+ Tulexis Tulexis bicolor 1838 Raf.
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