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Brassia caudata
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1824 illustration from Botanical Register
Scientific classification
  • Epidendrum caudatum L. (1759) (basionym)
  • Malaxis caudata (L.) Willd. (1805)
  • Oncidium caudatum (L.) Rchb.f. (1863)
  • Brassia caudata var. hieroglyptica Rchb.f. (1881)
  • Brassia lewisii Rolfe (1893)
  • Brassia longissima var. minor Schltr. (1922)

Brassia caudata is a species of orchid. It is found widespread across the warmer parts of the Western Hemisphere, reported from southern Mexico (Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz), Central America, southern Florida, Greater Antilles, Trinidad, northern South America. It is also known by the common names tailed Brassia, spider orchid and cricket orchid.

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