Chysis bractescens

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Chysis bractescens


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
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)


Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:

  • Continental: Northern America 
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast.
  • Continental: Southern America 
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.

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

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