Brassia maculata

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Brassia maculata


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 maculata


Brassia maculata R.Br. in W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 5: 215. (1813)


  • Homotypic
    • Oncidium brassia Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 765 (1863)
  • Heterotypic
    • Brassia guttata Lindl. in G.Bentham, Pl. Hartw.: 94 (1842)
    • Brassia wrayae Skinner ex Hook., Bot. Mag. 69: t. 4003 (1843)
    • Brassia maculata var. guttata (Lindl.) Lindl., Fol. Orchid. 5: 1 (1854)



Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America 
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest.
  • Continental: Southern America 
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Cuba, Jamaica.
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.

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

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Spotted Brassia
Nederlands: Gevlekte spinorchidee
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