Bletia antillana M.A.Diaz & Sosa 1997 Photo by Norfipc and The Fotos de La Naturaleza Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Robert Husted

MID

Common Name The Antillies Bletia

Flower Size

Found in Cuba on river banks, streams or in flooded zones often with the pseudobulbs often standing in the water as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with pseduobulbs carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, bright green, plicate leaves that blooms in the mid spring through early fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, successively 1 to 5, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceeae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photos fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antillies Ackerman 2014

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