Brassia cauliformis C.Schweinf. 1946


Plant in situ Peru Photos by A J Ballon and The Atrium Website

Part shadeCool LATESpringSummer

Common Name The Sten Shaped Brassia

Flower Size

Found in Peru in mossy montane scrub forests at elevations of 1248 to 1875 meters as a large sized, cool growing lithophyte that blooms in the late spring and summer on an inflorescence carrying several non-resupinate flowers.

CAUTION!!!!Christenson determined this species to be Brassia cf cauliformis so please use with catuion!!! The cf means close to so it is not an exact match to the type.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997