Brassavola gardneri Cogn. 1902 SUBGENUS Sessililabia SECTION Prionochila

Side View of Flowers


Plant and Flowers Photos by Penha, plant cultivated by Ivan Mendes


Common Name Gardner's Brassavola [English Botanist and Orchid Collector in Brazil later 1800's]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Surinam and Brazil as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an enlarged stem, almost a pseudobulb, much more so than any other Brassavola, enveloped by a single, stout, leaf sheath and a few small ones below and carrying a single, apical, erect, terete, acute leaf that blooms on an erect, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying night scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 drawing fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998; Orchid Digest vol 71 #4 Oct, Nov, Dec 2007drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szatchetko, Veyret etal 2012 drawing good;