Brassia aurorae D.E.Benn. 1992 Photo by Nicoli courtesy of Infojardin Blogsite

Another Flower Photo by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name The Reddish Brassia

Flower Size 3" wide x 5" tall [6 cm x 12.5 cm]

A robust, trifoliate, cool growing terrestrial from Peru on open grassy slopes at elevations of 1800 to 1900 meters with ovoid-oblong, lightly compressed, tapering apically pseudobulbs with three nodes each and partially enveloped basally by 3 to 5 pairs of distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths giving rise to 3, apical, narrowly lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate, short, narrow, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring in situ on a erect, lateral from the basal leaf axil, bracteate, 26" to 36" [70 to 90 cm] long, 12 to 16 flowered inflorescence carrying several flowers arising on a mature pseudobulb as the new growth arises.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum 005 Bennet & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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