Brassavola tuberculata

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Brassavola tuberculata
Brassavola tuberculata - Curtis' 56 (NS 3) pl. 2878 (1829).jpg
1829 illustration from
Curtis's botanical magazine
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Brassavola
Section: B. sect. Sessilabia
Species: B. tuberculata
Binomial name
Brassavola tuberculata
Hook. (1829)
  • Bletia tuberculata (Hook.) Rchb.f. (1862)
  • Tulexis bicolor Raf. (1838)
  • Brassavola fragrans Lem. (1853)
  • Brassavola gibbsiana G.Nicholson (1884)

Brassavola tuberculata is a species of orchid endemic to Brazil.[1]

Its diploid chromosome number has been determined as 2n = 40; its haploid chromosome number has been determined as n = 20.[2]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ 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