Brassavola angustata Lindl. 1838

SUBGENUS Sessililabia SECTION Prionoglossa Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Narrow Brassavola [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and northern Brazil as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte carrying flwoers that have a scent of clove.

This species has often been cited as a synonym of B martiana but that species has a uniform fimbriate lip, this one is less so, but they both have a lip that has the same general shape.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Bletia angustata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1862; Bletia attenuata Rchb.f. 1863; Brassavola surinamensis Focke 1851

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensees Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 Drawing good; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing good; Orchid Digest vol 71 #4 Oct, Nov, Dec 2007drawing/photo fide;