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Brassia caudata Tailed Brassia 


Tailed Brassia  , Brassia caudata


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 [12] 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