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Broughtonia sanguinea

Broughtonia sanguinea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Broughtonia
Species: Bro. sanguinea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Broughtonia sanguinea
[Sw.]R.Br. 1789


Broughtonia sanguinea is a plant in the genus Broughtonia.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to summer with four to twelve 4 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

The species is endemic to Jamaica and found from elevations of from 0 to 800 meters. It is claimed that the species also occurs in Cuba but there are no herbarium specimens or live material to substantiate this claim. It is suspected that this is as a result of Bro. ortgiesiana being misidentified as Bro. sanguinea as the flowers of both species appear to be almost identical at a glance.

CultureEdit

Grow in warm to hot conditions with bright lighting. Plants should be mounted on slabs tree fern root or in wooden baskets with little or no medium and prefer dry outs between waterings. Provide high humidity and good air circulation.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Broughtonia sanguinea alba Broughtonia sanguinea var alba Sepals and Petals are white. Lip is white.
Broughtonia sanguinea aurea Broughtonia sanguinea var aurea Sepals and Petals are yellow. Lip is yellow.
Broughtonia sanguinea aquinii Broughtonia sanguinea var aquinii Sepals are white and Petals are white with a pink stripe. Lip is white with a pink stripe.
Broughtonia sanguinea ss Broughtonia sanguinea variant Sepals are white and Petals are white with a pink stripe. Lip is white with a pink stripes.

NamingEdit

Common Name:Blood Red Broughtonia

SynonymsEdit

  1. Broughtonia coccinea Lindley 1836
  2. Dendrobium sanguineum Swartz 1799
  3. *Epidendrum sanguineum Sw. 1788
  4. Satyrium parasiticum P. Br. 1756

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