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Broughtonia sanguinea (1836).jpg
Broughtonia sanguinea
1836 illustration
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Alliance: Cattleya
Genus: Broughtonia
Type species
Broughtonia sanguinea
(Sw.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton
  • Laeliopsis Lindl.
  • Cattleyopsis Lem.

Broughtonia is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) native to the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles.[1] The genus is abbreviated Bro in trade journals.


As presently constituted (May 2014), Broughtonia consists of 6 accepted natural species plus one recognized nothospecies.[1]

  1. Broughtonia cubensis (Lindl.) Cogn. in I.Urban - Cuba
  2. Broughtonia domingensis (Lindl.) Rolfe - Hispaniola, Mona Island
  3. Broughtonia × jamaicensis Sauleda & R.M.Adams - Jamaica (B. negrilensis × B. sanguinea)
  4. Broughtonia lindenii (Lindl.) Dressler - Cuba, Bahamas
  5. Broughtonia negrilensis Fowlie - Jamaica
  6. Broughtonia ortgiesiana (Rchb.f.) Dressler - Cuba
  7. Broughtonia sanguinea (Sw.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton - Jamaica

The haploid chromosome number of one species, B. sanguinea, has been determined as n = 20.[2]


  1. ^ a b c 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
  • Nir, M. Orchidaceae Antillanae, 49-52, 2000.