Chysis bractescens

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Chysis bractescens


Taxonavigation: Asparagales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: Chysinae
Genus: Chysis
Species: Chysis bractescens


Chysis bractescens Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 26(Misc.): 61 (1840)


  • Homotypic
    • Chysis aurea var. bractescens (Lindl.) P.H.Allen, Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 24: 665. (1955)
  • Heterotypic
    • Thorvaldsenia speciosa Liebm., Bot. Not. 1844: 103 (1844)
    • Chysis makoyi Heynh., Alph. Aufz. Gew.: 143 (1846)


  • Lindley, J. (1840) Edwards's Botanical Register 26: misc. 61.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006) Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 173 ff. Oxford University Press.
  • Chiron, G. & Archila Morales, F. (2010) Conspectus neotropicus mesoamericanus. Le genre Chysis Lindley (Orchidaceae). Richardiana 10: 161-192.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. (2014) Chysis bractescens in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jun. 7.
  • Chysis bractescens in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jun. 7.
  • (2014) Chysis bractescens Published on internet. Accessed: 2014 Jun. 7.
  • IPNI
  • The Plant List (2014) Chysis bractescens in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Jun. 7.

Native distribution

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