Broughtonia sanguinea plate
Broughtonia sanguinea plate from The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
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.


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.


The flower spike grows from the top of the pseudobulb.


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.


The genus is named after Mr Broughton an English botanist


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

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Natural HybridsEdit

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