Brassia caudata

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Brassia caudata


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Cymbidieae
Subtribus: Oncidiinae
Genus: Brassia
Species: Brassia caudata


Brassia caudata (L.) Lindl., Bot. Reg. 10: t. 832 (1825)


  • Basionym
    • Epidendrum caudatum L., Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1246 (1759)
  • Homotypic
    • Malaxis caudata (L.) Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 4: 93 (1805)
    • Oncidium caudatum (L.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 766 (1863)
  • Heterotypic
    • Brassia caudata var. hieroglyphica Rchb.f., Ill. Hort. 27: 20 (1881)
    • Brassia lewisii Rolfe Orchid Rev. 1: 149 (1893)
    • Brassia longissima var. minor Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 17: 80 (1922)


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Lindley, J. 1825. Botanical Register; Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment. London10: t. 832.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cricket orchid
suomi: Lukkikämmekkä
中文: 尾状长萼兰

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