Brassia angusta Lindl. 1844

Photo by Erica Moron de Abad

Another Flower

Photo by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name The Slim Brassia

Flower Size 1 1/2" [4 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong, tapered, compressed, sulcate with age pseudobulbs subtended by 6 to 8, distichous, imbricating sheaths concealing the basal half, the upper sheaths have foliage and there are 2 apical, narrowly oblanceolate leaves with a conduplicate base that blooms in the fall and spring in northern cultivation on a arching, axillary, racemose, 11 to 13 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and having minute floral bracts.

Synonyms Brassia lawrenceana var angusta [Lindley] Lindley 1854; Oncidium lawrenceanum var angustum [Lindley] Rchb.f 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated field guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 210 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #8 2010 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 photo fide