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Brassia caudata

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Brassia
Species: Brs. caudata
Binomial name
Brassia caudata
(L.) Lindl. 1824

Brassia caudata is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Brassia.


Plants bloom in the fall and spring with five to twelve 15 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing in Florida United States, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 0 to 1200 meters


Grow in intermediate to warm conditions with moderate light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.


Common name: The Tailed Brassia


  1. Brassia caudata var. hieroglyphica Rchb. f. 1881
  2. Brassia lewisii Rolfe 1893
  3. Brassia longissima var. minor Schltr. 1922
  4. *Epidendrum caudatum L. 1763
  5. Malaxis caudata (L.) Willd. 1805
  6. Oncidium caudatum (L.) Rchb. f. 1863