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Brassavola martiana

Brassavola martiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Brassavola
Species: B. martiana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Brassavola martiana
Lindl. 1836


Brassavola martiana is a species in the genus Brassavola

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with several 7.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are nocturnally fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant are found growing in the lowland forest of Bolivia, Brazil, Surinam, the Guyanas, Venezuela and Colombia at elevations below 1000 meters.

CultureEdit

Plant prefer dry outs when pseudobulbs complete growth. Water about once every week. Fertilize about once every two weeks during growing season. Plant grows in medium to bright light and intermediate to warm temperatures. Pot in perlite and medium bark or in full sphagnum moss. Plant is best grown mounted.

NamingEdit

Common Name:Von Martin's Brassavola

SynonymsEdit

  1. Bletia amazonica (Poepp. & Endl.) Rchb. f. 1862
  2. Bletia attenuata Rchb.f. 1863
  3. Brassavola angustata Lindl. 1838
  4. Bletia martiana (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1865
  5. Brassavola amazonica Poepp. & Endl. 1836
  6. Brassavola angustata Lindl. 1838
  7. Brassavola duckeana Horta 1937
  8. Brassavola multiflora Schltr. 1919
  9. Brassavola martiana var multiflora [Schlechter] Jones 1969
  10. Brassavola surinamensis Focke 1851

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