Brassia neglecta Rchb. f. 1856

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Photos by © José Luis Panozo Añez

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Common Name The Over-Looked Brassia

Flower Size 6" [15 cm] tall

Found from Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in wet montane forests at elevations of 100 to 1900 meters with narrow compressed pseudobulbs, subtended by 2 to 3 scarious sheaths, carrying 2 to 3 apical, narrowly elliptical, conduplicate below into the narrow petiolate base leaves and blooms in the fall on an axillary, 6" [15 cm] long, suberect to arching, several flowered inflorescence arising on the newest mature pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Dunsterville & Gary 1979 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 510 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0014 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing hmm switched with Fig 225 B lanceana; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide