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GeneralitŠ°

Brassia is a species of orchid of difficult cultivation, native to the hilly and mountainous areas covered by forests of Central and South America; it is an uncommon species in cultivation, while it is easier to find the different hybrids of this species in the nursery with other more common ones. They are equipped with enlarged pseudobulbs, which produce at the apex a couple of long ribbon leaves, of medium bright green color, slightly leathery; in spring from the apex of the pseudobulbs a thin stem develops, which grows arched, and which bears many very large flowers, in shades of yellow, characterized by evident spots and long appendages of the petals, which have deserved the brassia the common name of spider orchid, as the flowers look like arachnids with very long legs. Pseudobulbs tend to develop a lot, periodically producing new pseudobulbs, and therefore each plant can become very large over the years.


Brassia maculata

Orchid originally from Central America, epiphyte, has flattened oval pseudobulbs with ribbon leaves; in spring it produces thin arched stems, with many large, very fragrant, yellow flowers with brown spots; the floral stems can reach almost one meter in length, making the plants very showy.

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