!Broughtonia sanguinea [Sw.]R.Br. 1789

Color Varieties Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Blood Red Broughtonia

Flower Size 1" to Rarely 2" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in Jamaica and Cuba from sea level to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte, with globular to almost cylindric, clustered pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, coriaceous, oblong, semi-acute leaves that blooms on an apical, simple or branching, 8" to 2 feet [20 to 60 cm] long, successively 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence that if left alone will produce new non-fragrant flower clusters from the apex from spring through late summer.

This species likes a wood mount, high light, high humidity and water while growing and less when mature. Used in breeding for it's shape, colors, and crossed with others for petal substance.

Synonyms Broughtonia coccinea Lindley 1836; Dendrobium sanguineum Swartz 1799; *Epidendrum sanguineum Sw. 1788; Satyrium parasiticum P. Br. 1756

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 8 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 12 1987 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 10 1995 photo; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 9 1998 photo; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1982; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; An Illustrated Encyclopeia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Simon & Schuster's Guide to Orchids Fanfani & Rossi 1988; Orchids of Malaya Holtum 1953; Miniature Orchids Mcqueen 1992; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Orchids of Jamaica Glioudin & Tobisch 1995; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 6 2006 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 4 2007 photo; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 drawing; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide

Broughtonia sanguinea var alba [Sw.]R.Br. 1789 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Same as above but is a white form.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 9 1998 photo;

Broughtonia sanguinea var aureum [Sw.]R.Br. 1789 Photo courtesy of CJ Maciejeski

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Amother color form.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 7 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 9 1998 photo;

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