Bletia adenocarpa Rchb.f. 1856

Flower Closeup Photos by Edouard Faria 2006 All rights reserved.


Common Name The Gland-Like Seed Capsule Bletia

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Found in western Mexcio near the Pacific coast on bluffs, grassy slopes and hillsides in oak or semi-deciduous forests at elevations of 1000 to 1900 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with ellipsoid, horizontal or vertical pseudobulbs carrying narrowly lanceolate, plicate, long petiolate leaves and blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, 12 to 28" [30 to 70 cm] long, racemose, to 15 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the leaves.

Synonyms Bletia palmeri S.Watson 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar and etal 2005