Brassia verrucosa Batem.
- Common Name:
- Family: Orchidaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Costa Rica
- Description: [syn B. brachiata Lindl.]
The most popular member of the genus in cultivation, this species makes a clump of elongated pseudobulbs with leaves up to 18 in (45 cm) long and 2 in (5 cm) wide, above which horizontally arching flower spikes about 24 in (60 cm) long arise in early summer. The flowers are greenish white or cream with petals and sepals up to 6 in (15 cm) long, darker spotted at their base and on the short triangular labellum. They are very fragrant, though the heavy, spicy perfume that develops as they age is not to everyone’s liking.
- USDA Zone: 10-12
- CITES Appendix II Listed Plant
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- Accession # 198501796
- Source: Unknown
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 3214 - Dendrobium Bench
- Qty: 3 confirmed on 05-22-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Liliopsida
- SubClass: monocots
- Order: Asparagales
- Family: Orchidaceae
- SubFamily: Epidendroideae
- Tribe: Maxillarieae
- SubTribe: Oncidiinae
- Botanica, Turner & Wasson, 1997, CD-ROM Version
data regenerated on Thu, 23 May 2013 09:02:16 -0400