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Brassia caudata

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


Brassia caudata is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Brassia.

Description[]

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

Distribution[]

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

Culture[]

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.

Naming[]

Common name: The Tailed Brassia

Synonyms[]

  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
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