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Brassia verrucosa

Brassia verrucosa

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Brassia
Species: Brs. verrucosa
Alliance:
Binomial name
Brassia verrucosa
Lindley 1840


Brassia verrucosa is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Brassia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to fall with ten to twenty 15 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the cloud forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 900 to 2400 meters

CultureEdit

Grow in cool 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: The Warty Brassia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Brassia aristata Lindley 1844
  2. Brassia coryandra C. Morr. 1848
  3. Brassia cowani R.H. Torr. ex Lindl. 1854
  4. Brassia longiloba DC 1848
  5. Brassia odontoglossoides Klotsch & Karst. 1847
  6. Brassia ophioglossoides Klotzsch & Karst.
  7. Oncidium verrucosum [Lindley]Rchb.f 1863

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