Brassia arcuigera

Brassia arcuigera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Brassia
Species: Brs. arcuigera
Binomial name
Brassia arcuigera
Rchb.f 1869

Brassia arcuigera is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Brassia.


Plants bloom in late winter and spring six to fifteen 22.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing on moss covered trees in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 200 to 1200 meters


Grow in cool to warm conditions with moderate light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.


Common name: The Arching Brassia


  1. Brassia antherotes Rchb. f. 1879
  2. Brassia hinksoniana H.G. Jones 1974
  3. Brassia lawrenceana Lindley var. longissima Rchb.f 1868
  4. Brassia longissima [Rchb.f]Schlechter Nash 1914
  5. Brassia longissima (Rchb. f.) Schltr. in part 1914
  6. Brassia rhizomatosa Garay & Dunst. 1965