Brassavola martiana Lindl. 1836 SUBGENUS Sessililabia SECTION Prionoglossa

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Common Name Von Martin's Brassavola [German orchid collector and Botanist in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size to 3" [to 7.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Surinam, the Guyanas, Venezuela and Colombia in rain forests often close to rivers as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occuring at elevations of 50 to 1000 meters with erect to ascending, slender, terete, jointed stems enveloped basally by white, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear, subulate, terete, fleshy coriaceous leaf that blooms from summer till autumn on a peduncle that is borne at the junction of the single leaf and terete stem on a short 3 1/4" [to 8 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with nocturnally fragrant, long-lived flowers.

Synonyms Rchb.f. 1863; Bletia martiana (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Brassavola angustata Lindl. 1838 ; Bletia martiana (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1865; Brassavola amazonica Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Brassavola angustata Lindl. 1838; Brassavola duckeana Horta 1937; Brassavola multiflora Schltr. 1919; Brassavola martiana var multiflora [Schlechter] Jones 1969;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia martiana; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1862 as Bletia attenuata, Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 as B angustataphoto fide; Die Orchideen #10 37-40a tafel 10 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0302 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 8 1993 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 as B amazonica drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst and Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 as B angustata photo ok; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs 1972; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szatchetko, Veyret etal 2012 drawing/photo fide;

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