Brassavola cebolleta Rchb.f 1855 SUBGENUS Sessililabia SECTION Conchoglossa Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Dalton Hollad Baptista


Common Name Onion-Leafed Brassavola

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A small sized, cool growing, epiphytic species found in Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil in subxerophytic forests on cliffsides at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters with slender, erect or ascending, slightly arcuate and flexuose stems carrying a single, apical, erect, spreading or arcuate, subcylindric, sulcate above, long attenuate apically leaf that blooms in the summer through fall in cultivation and the winter in Brazil on a shorter than the leaf, erect to arcuate, racemose inflorescence having spreading, coriaceous, narrowly triangular floral bracts with 2 to 3 flowers that are fragrant at night and arises from the crease at the base of the terete leaf.

Best grown mounted on wood, with high light and humidity, ample water while in growth and a lessening after the pseudobulbs have matured and flowered.

Synonyms Bletia ceboletta Rchb.f 1862; Brassavola chacoensis Kranzl. 1905; Brassavola reginae Pabst 1978; Brassavola ovaliformis Schweinf. 1949;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia cebolleta; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Palte 508 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth Vol 3 1960; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 as B chacoensis; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateua Menezes 2004 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as B reginae photo fide;