Brassavola perrinii Lindley 1833 SUBGENUS Sessililabia SECTION Conchoglossa

Photo courtesy of © Allen Black

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Plant and Flowers in situ Bolivia on cliff

Closer View of Plant and Flowers in situ Bolivia on cliff Photos by © José Luis Panozo Añez

Common Name Perrin's Brassavola [English Gardener 1800's]

Flower Size 2 1/2" to 3" [6.75 to 7.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and possibly Argentina at elevations of 1980 to 2580 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, terete, stems carrying a single, apical, narrow, terete leaf that blooms on a short, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers that occurs in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Brassavola perrinii var. pluriflora Hauman 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photofide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II orchids of Bolivia plate 0303 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 2 1994 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 9 1996 photo; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1972; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 5 2003 photo; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo ok;