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Brassia bidens Two-Toothed Brassia 


Two-Toothed Brassia  , Brassia bidens


Brassia bidens Lindley 1844

Common Name The Two-Toothed Brassia

Flower Size 1 1/2" wide [3.75 cm]

Collected in northern Peru but found north to Venezuela, Guyana as well as Brazil at altitudes of 200 to 1200 meters occuring as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or a terrestrial with ellipsoid to oblong, somewhat laterally compressed, light green pseudobulbs that carry, usually 2, apical, oblong to elliptic oblong, subacute, light green leaves. It is a more miniature plant than other Brassia that I am aware and it blooms with a short, axillary, erect raceme with several to many flowers which are only about 3 1/2" across which is quite small for this genus and arise on a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Brassia lanceana var. viridiflora Hook. 1841; Oncidium bidens (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1863