Brassia pascoensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

Type Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part shadeWarmSpring

Common Name The Pasco Brassia [A department of Peru]

Flower Size

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 780 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-ellipsoid, complanate but not ancipitous, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped below by several pairs of sheaths the uppermost leaf bearing, and carrying 2 to 3, subequal, lanceolate, acute, attenuate into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a shortly pedunculate, 6 to 6.8" [15 to 17 cm] long, horizontal, two rankled, densely 10 to 14 flowered inflorescence carrying tangerine scented flowers.

Similar to B macrostachya but differs in the equal sepals and differently colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 608 bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;