Brassia R.Br.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Florida, Mexico to Tropical America.

Native to:

Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

Brassia R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 18, 2006 74611.000 No
Apr 1, 1994 Krukoff, B.A. [6104], Amazonas K000879424 Yes
Jan 1, 1988 Pipoly, J. [6898], Amazonas K000879425 Yes
Sandwith, N.Y. [1408], Guyana 12013.000 No
Guyana 14231.000 No
Guyana 22783.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2186], Peru 31558.000 No
MWC [MWC 8543] 70420.000 No
K000079762 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] 77547.000 No
Pereira, B.A.S. [2587], Goiás K000879426 Yes
Chase, M.W.C. [87346], Peru 74865.000 No
Chase, M.W. [84525] Mesospinidium 75262.000 No
Chase, M.W. [86127] Mesospinidium 75785.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [81035] Mesospinidium 75336.000 No
Chase, M.W. [84520] Mesospinidium 75260.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2456], Colombia Ada 33020.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [87348], Peru Ada 75880.000 No
Cooper, M. [s.n.], Ecuador Ada K000396028 No

First published in W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 5: 215 (1813)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009). Epidendroideae (Part two) Genera Orchidacearum 5: 1-585. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2014). Genera Orchidacearum 6: 1-544. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Williams, N.H. (1971). Systematic studies on Brassia and Ada (Orchidaceae): taxonomy, pollination, and floral fragrances: 1-127. Dissertation, University of Miami.

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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