Bletia antillana M.A.Diaz & Sosa 1997

Photo by Norfipc and The Fotos de La Naturaleza Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Robert Husted


Common Name The Antillies Bletia

Flower Size

Found in Cuba on river banks, streams or in flooded zones often with the pseudobulbs often standing in the water as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with pseduobulbs carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, bright green, plicate leaves that blooms in the mid spring through early fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, 8 to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, successively 1 to 5, to 10 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceeae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #9 2010 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antillies Ackerman 2014