Brassia forgetiana Sander 1910 Photo by M Nikirk

Inflorescence Photo by of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name Forget's Brassia [an English orchid Collector 18-1900's]

Flower Size 5 3/8" [13 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru growing in wet montane forest and tropical rain forests at an altitude of around 300 to 750 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing, unifoliate epiphyte with narrowly ovate-oblong, compressed, lightly ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, oblanceolate, acute, shortly conduplicate towards the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, arcuate, 12" [30 cm] long, racemose, densly several flowered inflorescence arising from the basal scarious leaf sheaths of a mature pseudobulb with fragrant [tangerines] flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1960; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 212 Bennet & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing good/photo ok

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