Brassia chloroleuca Barb. Rodr. 1877 Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Green and White Brassia

Flower Size 3 1/4" x 6 to 7" [8 cm x 15 to 17.5 cm]

Found in northern Brazil in low elevation, hot and humid marshes and tropical forests as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with smooth, bright green pseudobulbs carrying broad, spreading, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer on a curved, flexuous, terete, to 12" + [30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and having several, evenly spaced, pale green bracts along its length .

Flower Size Brassia attenuata H.G.Jones 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1975; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 as B attenuata; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szatchetko, Veyret etal 2012 drawing/photo fide;