Brassavola gardneri Cogn. 1902 SUBGENUS Sessililabia SECTION Prionochila

Side View of Flowers

Stems

Plant and Flowers Photos by Penha, plant cultivated by Ivan Mendes

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Common Name Gardner's Brassavola [English Botanist and Orchid Collector in Brazil later 1800's]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Surinam and Brazil as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an enlarged stem, almost a pseudobulb, much more so than any other Brassavola, enveloped by a single, stout, leaf sheath and a few small ones below and carrying a single, apical, erect, terete, acute leaf that blooms on an erect, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying night scented flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998; Orchids of French Guiana Szatchetko, Veyret etal 2012 drawing good;

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