Brassia filomenoi Schltr. 1921TYPE drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Filomeno's Brassia [Peruvian Doctor and Orchid Enthusiast and Original Collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in northern Peru near Moyobamba as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial that blooms on an erect to spreading, peduncle distantly few sheathed, 16" [40 cm] long overall, rachis to 8" [20 cm] long, secund, loosely 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with oblong-deltoid, apiculate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997