Brassavola angustata Lindl. 1838

SUBGENUS Sessililabia SECTION Prionoglossa Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Narrow Brassavola [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and northern Brazil as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte.

This species has often been cited as a synonym of B martiana but that species has a fimbriate lip, this one does not, but they both have a lip that has the same general shape.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Bletia angustata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Bletia attenuata Rchb.f. 1863; Brassavola surinamensis Focke 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensees Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 Drawing good;