Bletia florida

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Bletia florida
Bletia florida - Edwards vol 17 pl 1401 (1831).jpg
1831 illustration
Edwards's Botanical Register
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
Subtribe: Bletiinae
Alliance: Calanthe
Genus: Bletia
Species: B. florida
Binomial name
Bletia florida
(Salisb.) R.Br. (1813)
  • Limodorum floridum Salisb. (1796) (Basionym)
  • Gyas florida (Salisb.) Salisb. (1812)
  • Bletia pallida Lodd. (1822)
  • Thiebautia nervosa Colla (1825)
  • Cymbidium floridum (Salisb.) Lindl. (1831)
  • Bletia shepherdii Hook. (1834)
  • Bletilla florida (Salisb.) Rchb.f. (1853)

Bletia florida is a species of orchid. It is native to Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean; it is also reportedly naturalized in Trinidad & Tobago.[1]


External links[edit]

Bletia florida at the Encyclopedia of Life Edit this at Wikidata