Brassia gireoudiana Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854
Fragrance, Part sun, Cool To Hot late Spring To Fall
Common Name Gireoud's Brassia [German Gardener 1800's]
Flower Size To more than 12" [to more than 30 cm]
Found in Costa Rica and Panama in semi-deciduous to evergreen
premontane forests as a medium sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte
at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters with elliptic-ovoid, laterally
compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 2 or more foliaceous bracts with
2, rarely 1, petiolate, subcoriaceous, carinate beneath,
elliptic-ovate leaves and blooms on a basal, from the sheath, 1 1/2'
[45 cm] long, arching, many [1 to 15] flowered inflorescence arising
on a newly arising pseudobulb with long-lasting, fragrant flowers,
occurring in the late spring and fall.
Synonyms Brassia verrucosa subsp. gireoudiana (Rchb.f. & Warsz.)
Dressler & N.H.Williams 2003; Oncidium gireoudianum (Rchb. f. &
Warsz.) Rchb. f. 1863