Bletia punctata Lex. 1825 Photos by Barbara Dye and her Flickr Photo Website

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Another View Photos by Julio Valdez Partida and Flickr Photo Website

Common Name The Spotted Bletia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in central and southwest Mexico on open, cool slopes and bluffs, lava fields, grassy hills, open deciduous forests and oak-pine forests at elevations of 1500 to 1900 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with 3 to 4, at flowering, plicate, elliptic, long acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising with the leaves, 16 to 36" [40 to 100 cm] long, successively 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bletia secunda Lindl.1840; Eulophia dilatata Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985; An Introdution to the orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photos fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005