Brassavola chacoensis Kranzl. 1905 SUBGENUS Brassavola SECTION Cuneilabia Photo by Allen Black

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Common Name The Chaco Brassavola [A desert within southern Bolivia and northern Paraguay]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slightly nodulous bases on secondary stems carrying a single, apical, erect, very slender, terete, curved leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, short, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying night scented flowers

CAUTION many references now put this species as a synonym of B cebolleta, if so then the photo [with the caption B ovaliformis]that I have for this species is incorrect.

Synonyms Brassavola ovaliformis C.Schweinf. 1949;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo not = B flagellaris; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest vol 71 #4 Oct, Nov, Dec 2007drawing/photo fide;