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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
Dec 18, 2006 74611.000
Apr 1, 1994 Krukoff, B.A. [6104], Amazonas K000879424
Jan 1, 1988 Pipoly, J. [6898], Amazonas K000879425
Sandwith, N.Y. [1408], Guyana 12013.000
Guyana 14231.000
Guyana 22783.000
Mason, L.M. [2186], Peru 31558.000
MWC [MWC 8543] 70420.000
K000079762
s.coll. [s.n.] 77547.000
Pereira, B.A.S. [2587], Goiás K000879426
Chase, M.W.C. [87346], Peru 74865.000
Chase, M.W. [84525] Mesospinidium 75262.000
Chase, M.W. [86127] Mesospinidium 75785.000
Chase, M.W.C. [81035] Mesospinidium 75336.000
Chase, M.W. [84520] Mesospinidium 75260.000
Mason, L.M. [2456], Colombia Ada 33020.000
Chase, M.W.C. [87348], Peru Ada 75880.000
Cooper, M. [s.n.], Ecuador Ada K000396028

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.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • WCVP (2021). World Checklist of Vascular Plants, version 2.0. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://wcvp.science.kew.org/ Retrieved 28 April 2021

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0