Bletia amabilis C.Schweinf. 1938 Lex. 1825 Photo by Luisito Manuel Mincitar and Flickr Photo Website

Common Name The Lovely Bletia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Mexico on rocky and grassy hills in open oak forests at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with 2 to 3, at flowering, plicate, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, arising with the leaves, 14" [35 cm] long, successively to 15 flowered inflorescence.

The description in Flora Novo-Galaciana says that the flower never opens better than in the photo.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985 drawing ok; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar and etal 2005