Bletilla Rchb.f.

Common Name: Bletilla

Family: Orchidaceae

Published in: Fl. Serres Jard. Eur. 8: 246. 1853.

Other: Nom. cons. (over Jimensia), proposed 1950, first entered in code in 1952. Type: B. gebina (L.) Rchb.f. (typ. cons.) Diminutive form of Bletia - genus of terrestrial orchids. Named for Luis Blet (see Biographies). Standard abbreviation = Ble.

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