Broughtonia negrilensis Fowlie 1961

Photo by Greg Allikas and The Orchidworks website

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Negril Broughtonia [Town In western Jamaica]

Flower Size 2 to 2 1/2" [5 to 6.25 cm]

From in western Jamaica, as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte and occasional terrestrial below orchid bearing trees on rocks and leaf detrius at elevations around 89 meters with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3 apical leaves that blooms in the late fall or early winter on an apical, terminal, to 40" [to 100 cm] long, sometimes branching inflorescence with up to 15 successively opening, non-fragrant flowers with up to 5 open at a time and all clustered towards the apex.

This orchid is best mounted on cork or wood as they need to dry out completely between waterings,

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 12 1987 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Orchids of Jamaica Glioudin & Tobisch 1995; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #2 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #3 2012 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #1 2015 photo fide;