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Brassavola nodosa is a small, tough species of orchid native to Mexico, the West Indies, Venezuela and Peru. It is also known as "Lady of the Night" orchid due to its citrus and gardenia-like fragrance which begins in the early evening. Its fragrance and whitish-green color combine to attract night-pollinating moths.
The diploid chromosome number of B. nodosa has been determined to be 2n = 40
- page 250. Leonardo P. Felix and Marcelo Guerra: "Variation in chromosome number and the basic number of subfamily Epidendroideae (Orchidaceae)" Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 163(2010)234-278, The Linnean Society of London
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