Bletia neglecta Sosa 1994Photo by © Elir Negri Lavín and Sebastián Block Munguía and The Parque Nacional El Tepozteco Website

Part sun Cool Cold Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Neglected Bletia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Mexico at elevations of 1700 to 2740 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with pyriform corms giving rise to 1 to 2, plicate, green, linear to lanceolate leaves that are mostly not present at blooming occuring in the fall through early winter on a basal, to 24" [60 cm] long, peduncle to 22" [ 55 cm] long, enveloped in the lower half by 2 elongate, tubular, acute bracts, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005