Brassia caudata (L.) Lindl. 1824
Fragrance, Part shade, Hot To Warm Spring and Fall
Common Name The Tailed Brassia
Flower Size 1 1/2" wide and 6" long [3.75 by 15 cm]
Found from Florida, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica,
Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua,
Costa Rica, Panama, French Guaian, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil as a caespitose, medium
sized, hot to warm growing, bifoliate epiphyte occuring at
elevations of sealevel to 1200 meters in tropical rainforests on
exposed tree trunks with cylindric, slightly laterally compressed
pseudobulbs subtended by foliaceous bracts and a single
elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, carinate abaxially leaves that blooms
on an arcuate to pendant, 8 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, many 
flowered inflorescence arising from the basal axils of a newly
mature pseudobulb with fragrant, long-lasting flowers and occurring
in the spring and fall.
Synonyms Brassia caudata var. hieroglyphica Rchb. f. 1881;
Brassia lewisii Rolfe 1893; Brassia longissima var. minor Schltr.
1922; *Epidendrum caudatum L. 1763; Malaxis caudata (L.) Willd.
1805; Oncidium caudatum (L.) Rchb. f. 1863