Brassia caudata

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Brassia caudata
Brassia caudata.jpg
1824 illustration from
Botanical Register
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Brassia
Species: B. caudata
Binomial name
Brassia caudata
(L.) Lindl. (1825)
  • Epidendrum caudatum L. (1759) (basionym)
  • Malaxis caudata (L.) Willd. (1805)
  • Oncidium caudatum (L.) Rchb.f. (1863)
  • Brassia caudata var. hieroglyptica Rchb.f. (1881)
  • Brassia lewisii Rolfe (1893)
  • Brassia longissima var. minor Schltr. (1922)

The tailed Brassia (Brassia caudata) is a species of orchid. It is found widespread across the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere, reported from southern Mexico (Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz), Central America, southern Florida, Greater Antilles, Trinidad, northern South America.[1][2][3][4][5][6] It is also known by the names spider orchid and cricket orchid.


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  5. ^ Funk, V. A., P. E. Berry, S. Alexander, T. H. Hollowell & C. L. Kelloff. 2007. Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 55: 1–584
  6. ^ Dodson, C.H. & D. E. Bennett. 1989. Orchids of Peru. Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Series II. Fascicle 1–2: 1–200.

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