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Orchid Species: Brassavola chacoensis

Kew currently accepted name is Brassavola ceboletta

Brassavola chacoensis is an orchid species identified by Kraenzl. in 1905. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Brassavola ceboletta.
Genus
Brassavola (B.)
Grex
chacoensis
Parents
Species
Author
Kraenzl.
Year
1905
ORIGIN: A small sized, cool growing, epiphytic species found in Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil in subxerophytic forests on cliffsides at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, cool growing, epiphytic species found in Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil in subxerophytic forests on cliffsides at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters with slender, erect or ascending, slightly arcuate and flexuose stems carrying a single, apical, erect, spreading or arcuate, subcylindric, sulcate above, long attenuate apically leaf that blooms in the summer through fall in cultivation and the winter in Brazil on a shorter than the leaf, erect to arcuate, racemose inflorescence having spreading, coriaceous, narrowly triangular floral bracts with 2 to 3 flowers that are fragrant at night and arises from the crease at the base of the terete leaf.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [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 ceboletta 1855 Rchb.f.
Add+ Brassavola B cebolleta
Add+ Brassavola B ovaliformis 1949 C.Schweinf.
Add+ Bletia Bletia ceboletta 1862 (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Most awarded/recent cultivars: B. ceboletta 'Fuchs' (1984)
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