Brassia thyrsodes Rchb. f. 1868 Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Lip Detail

Inflorescence Photo by © José Luis Panozo Añez

Plant Photo by © Patricia Harding


Common Name or Meaning The Pine-Cone Like Brassia?

Flower Size 3"

Found in Peru and Bolivia as a robust, large sized, cool growing, trifoliate terrestrial in wet montane forests at elevations around 1400 to 1900 meters with cylindric, elongate, tapered pseudobulbs subtended by a few short scarious sheaths with 3, lanceolate, acuminate, conduplicate below into the channeled petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter in nature on an erect, 22" long [55 cm], scapose, racemose, several flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and arises from a newly emerging pseudobulb.

Synonyms Brassia boliviensis Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1960; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 511 Vasquez and Dodson 1982 drwaing ok; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum plate 405 Bennet & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide