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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Brassia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

Four species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Brassia elegantula

Native to Mexico.


Brassia glumacea

Native to Venezuela.


Brassia maculata

Native to central America and the West Indies.


Brassia verrucosa

Native from Mexico to Venezuela.