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This is a discussion on brassavola within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi all my friends...why brassavola are named as weed species by at least one authority ...

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    Hi all my friends...why brassavola are named as weed species by at least one authority in orchids ? Thanks.

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    Which authority?

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    It may be because Brassavola nodosa, in it's native locales, is considered almost a weed for it covers trees and sides of cliffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78terp View Post
    which authority?
    several years ago i was interested in two wonderful and expensive books about orchid seed sowing and micropropagation; both of them excluded the genus brassavola. I asked to the author why. In an e mail he answered that brassavola orchid is a weed. Ok,his opinion. I am a fan of that beautiful, white and scented flower.

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    I'm in total agreement, Felix. I love nodosa and I also love almost all the hybrids made with them. And if it is in bloom and it's evening, you know it! If plants were awarded on the merit of fragrance, every Brassavola nodosa name tag would have an FCC behind it.

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    You are rigth ! Almost a weed in its native habitat. I am making plans to visit maracaibo , venezuela, and may be i get several pictures of this species in its natural habitat ,just by this month: The driest and hot.

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