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Brassia verrucosa

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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. verrucosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Brassia verrucosa
Lindley 1840


Brassia verrucosa is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Brassia.

Description[]

Plants bloom from spring to fall with ten to twenty 15 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 900 to 2400 meters

Culture[]

Grow in cool 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 Warty Brassia

Synonyms[]

  1. Brassia aristata Lindley 1844
  2. Brassia coryandra C. Morr. 1848
  3. Brassia cowani R.H. Torr. ex Lindl. 1854
  4. Brassia longiloba DC 1848
  5. Brassia odontoglossoides Klotsch & Karst. 1847
  6. Brassia ophioglossoides Klotzsch & Karst.
  7. Oncidium verrucosum [Lindley]Rchb.f 1863
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