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Broughtonia

Broughtonia sanguinea plate
Broughtonia sanguinea plate from The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Alliance:
Genus: Broughtonia
R. Brown 1813
Type Species
Broughtonia sanguinea


Broughtonia is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) of the Greater Antilles. The genus is abbreviated Bro in trade journals.

DistributionEdit

Plants in this genus are found in Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola and Mona Island. Plants are found mounted on trees or limestone rocks at elevations of 0 to 2000 meters.

DescriptionEdit

The flower spike grows from the top of the pseudobulb.

CultureEdit

Grow in warm conditions with bright lighting. Plants should be mounted on treefern or cork and prefer dry outs between waterings. Provide high humidity and good air circulation.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after Mr Broughton an English botanist

SynonymsEdit

  1. Laeliopsis Lindl., 1853.
  2. Cattleyopsis Lem., 1854.

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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