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Brassia signata Marked Brassia


Marked Brassia , Brassia signata


Brassia signata Rchb. f. 1881

Common Name The Marked Brassia

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

This medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species is found in Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico and Peru? in moist oak and montane rainforests at elevations around 1200 to 2200 meters with oblong to ovate, elongate, laterally compressed pseudobulb partially enveloped basally by 1 to 3 pairs of distichous, imbricating, conduplicate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, spreading, oblong to oblanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short, narrow, petiolate base leaves and blooms on a 12" [30 cm] long, suberect to arching, few to several [2 to 10] flowered inflorescence arising through the leaf sheaths on a newly matured pseudobulb with fragrant flowers occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Brassia mexicana C.Schweinf. 1950; Oncidium signatum Rchb. f. 1881