Brassia transamazonica D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 Type Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part shadeHotFall

Common Name The Trans Amazon Brassia [refers to its Venezuelan to Peruvian distribution]

Flower Size 4.8" [12 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Peru [should also occur in Brazil at the least] in wet lower montane forests at elevations around 250 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with oblong-ellipsoid, strongly complanate, ancipitous, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped below by several pairs of foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2, subcoriaceous, oblanceolate, acuminate, attenuate into the conduplicate subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, shortly pedunculate, 3.2 to 4" [8 to 10 cm] long, rachis to 9.2" [23 cm] long, two-ranked, densely 16 or more flowered inflorescence carrying delicately scented flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville and Garay 1976 as B macrostachya drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as B macrostachya drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Second Edition Romero & Carnevalli 2000 as B macrostachya drawing fide; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 609 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide

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