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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: Laeliinae
Genus: Broughtonia
Overview of species (6)

B. cubensis – B. domingensis – B. lindenii – B. negrilensis – B. ortgiesiana – B. sanguinea
Nothospecies: (2)

B. × guanahacabibensis – B. × jamaicensis

Broughtonia R.Br., in W.T.Aiton, Hortus Kew. 5: 217 (1813)

Type species: Broughtonia sanguinea (Sw.) R.Br. (1813)


Cattleyopsis Lem., Jard. Fleur. 4(Misc.): 59 (1854)
Laeliopsis Lindl., Paxton's Fl. Gard. 3: 155 )1853)


Broughtonia Wall. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 35 (1830), nom. illeg. vide: Otochilus Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 35 (1830)

Native distribution areas:

Southern America
Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Brown, R. 1813. Hortus Kewensis (W.T.Aiton) 5: 217.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2006. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 4 Epidendroideae (Part one); page 210 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850712-7. Reference page.


Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2021. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Broughtonia (Orchidaceae). Accessed: 2021 Mar 24.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Broughtonia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 24. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Broughtonia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 24. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. Broughtonia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 24. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Broughtonia. Published online. Accessed: 24 Mar 2021. 2021. Broughtonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Mar 24.

Vernacular names

перем коми: Бругтония
коми: Бругтония
lietuvių: Vėpsutė
олык марий: Бругтоний
кырык мары: Бругтони
удмурт: Бругтония

Broughtonia is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae) native to the Bahamas and the Greater Antilles.[1] The genus is abbreviated Bro in trade journals.

As presently constituted (May 2014), Broughtonia consists of 6 accepted natural species plus one recognized nothospecies.[1]

Image Name Distribution Elevation (m)
Broughtonia cubensis (Lindl.) Cogn. in I.Urban Cuba
Broughtonia domingensis.JPG Broughtonia domingensis (Lindl.) Rolfe Hispaniola, Mona Island 0 - 200 meters
Broughtonia lindenii Orchi 001.jpg Broughtonia lindenii (Lindl.) Dressler Cuba, Bahamas 0 - 200 meters
Broughtonia negrilensis 'Wakayama' Fowlie, Orchid Digest 25 418 (<a href=1961) (38917299020) - cropped.jpg" decoding="async" srcset="// 1.5x, // 2x" data-file-width="3500" data-file-height="3500" height="120" width="120" /> Broughtonia negrilensis Fowlie Jamaica 89 meters
Broughtonia ortgiesiana (Rchb.f.) Dressler Cuba
Broughtonia sanguinea Orchi 002.jpg Broughtonia sanguinea (Sw.) R.Br. in W.T.Aiton Jamaica 0 - 800 meters

Natural Hybrids

Image Name Parentage Distribution Elevation (m)
Broughtonia × guanahacabibensis Múj.Benítez, E.González & J.M.Díaz (B. cubensis × B. ortgiesiana) Cuba[2]
Broughtonia × jamaicensis Sauleda & R.M.Adams (B. negrilensis × B. sanguinea) Jamaica

The haploid chromosome number of one species, B. sanguinea, has been determined as n = 20.[3]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Mújica, Ernesto; González, Elaine; Bocourt, José L.; SantaCruz, Esther L.; Díaz, J. M. (2015-10-08). "A new natural hybrid of Broughtonia (Orchidaceae) from Cuba". Lankesteriana. Universidad de Costa Rica. 15 (3). doi:10.15517/lank.v15i3.21432. ISSN 2215-2067.

page 250. Leonardo P. Felix and Marcelo Guerra: "Variation in chromosome number and the basic number of subfamily Epidendroideae (Orchidaceae)" Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 163(2010)234-278, The Linnean Society of London

Nir, M. Orchidaceae Antillanae, 49–52, 2000.

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