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Brassia lanceana

Brassia lanceana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Brassia
Species: Brs. lanceana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Brassia lanceana
Lindley 1835


Brassia lanceana is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Brassia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom in the fall with five to seventeen 13.25 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest in Tobago, Venezuela, and the Guianas, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations of 150 to 1200 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in intermediate 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.

NamingEdit

Common name: Lance's Brassia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Brassia josstiana Rchb. f. 1854
  2. Brassia macrostachya Lindley 1838
  3. Brassia pumila Lindley 1845
  4. Oncidium josstianum Rchb.f. 1864
  5. Oncidium suaveolens Rchb.f 1864

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