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Bletia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Subfamily  Epidendroideae
Subtribe  Bletiinae
Scientific name  Bletia
Rank  Genus
Family  Orchidaceae
Tribe  Arethuseae
Alliance  Calanthe
Higher classification  Orchids
Order  Asparagales
Bletia SEINet Arizona Chapter Bletia purpurea
Lower classifications  Bletia catenulata, Bletia patula, Bletia purpurata, Bletia reflexa, Bletia gracilis

Bletia is a genus of about 30 species of orchids (family Orchidaceae), almost all of which are terrestrial; some are occasionally lithophytic or epiphytic. It is named after Spanish botanist and pharmacist Don Luis Blet. The genus is widespread across Florida, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America as far south as Argentina.

Bletia IOSPE PHOTOS

List of species

Accepted species as of May 2014:

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  • Bletia adenocarpa Rchb.f. (1856)
  • Bletia amabilis C.Schweinf. (1938)
  • Bletia antillana M.A.Diaz & Sosa (1997)
  • Bletia campanulata Lex. (1825)
  • Bletia candida Kraenzl. (1920)
  • Bletia catenulata Ruiz & Pav. (1798)
  • Bletia coccinea Lex. (1825)
  • Bletia concolor Dressler (1968)
  • Bletia ensifolia L.O.Williams (1946)
  • Bletia florida (Salisb.) R.Br. (1813)
  • Bletia gracilis Lodd. (1833)
  • Bletia greenmaniana L.O.Williams (1946)
  • Bletia greenwoodiana Sosa (1994)
  • Bletia lilacina A.Rich. & Galeotti (1845)
  • Bletia macristhmochila Greenm. (1897)
  • Bletia meridana (Rchb.f.) Garay & Dunst. (1976)
  • Bletia neglecta Sosa (1994)
  • Bletia nelsonii Ames (1922)
  • Bletia netzeri Senghas (1993)
  • Bletia parkinsonii Hook. (1839)
  • Bletia parviflora Ruiz & Pav. (1798)
  • Bletia patula Hook. (1836)
  • Bletia punctata Lex. (1825)
  • Bletia purpurata A.Rich. & Galeotti (1845)
  • Bletia purpurea (Lam.) DC. (1840)
  • Bletia reflexa Lindl. (1836)
  • Bletia repanda Ruiz & Pav. (1798)
  • Bletia riparia Sosa & Palestina (2002)
  • Bletia roezlii Rchb.f. (1876)
  • Bletia similis Dressler (1968)
  • Bletia stenophylla Schltr. (1919)
  • Bletia tenuifolia Ames & C.Schweinf. (1933)
  • Bletia uniflora Ruiz & Pav. (1798)
  • Bletia urbana Dressler (1968)
  • Bletia warfordiana Sosa (1994)

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    References

    Bletia Wikipedia


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