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Broughtonia sanguinea

BROUGHTONIA SPECIES

The Broughtonia species are all plants from the Northern Caribbean and the Bahamas. All  grow in hot mainly arid conditions and are fairly easily cultivated if certain basic environmental factors are provided. In general, they do not grow well in pots as they are very intolerant of overwatering and much prefer very free draining media such as rafts of tree fern, cork, slabs of coconut husk, hard driftwood, etc. They appreciate lots of light and good air movement, and like to be allowed to thoroughly dry out before being watered. These plants will quickly rot it kept wet. 

Mature plants do best if re-mounted every two to four years. When re-mounting mature plants, remove all the roots, as closely to the pseudobulbs as possible, (sounds drastic but highly recommended) and then re-mount. Tie them firmly in place, using galvanized steel wire, plastic coated wire or strips of panty-hose. Newly mounted plants should be held securely in place so that they cannot shift. Never use bare copper wire. Within a few days, new roots will emerge and attach to the medium. Failure to do this will result in die-back of the older pseudobulbs as the dead old roots absorb water, keep wet and encourage fungal and bacterial growth. Plants that are suffering from die back should be promptly re-mounted.

Hybrids with other genera such as Cattleya do very well in pots, but adjust equally well when mounted. In general these plants bloom very early, (most in 2" pots) and it is reported that some hybrids will flower in the flask.

The Broughtonia species do not like 'Malathion' or 'Dimethioate' ('Cygon 2E'). In instances where plants are infected with scale or mealy bug it is best to remove these physically. Confidor 70 (Imidacloprid in powdered form) is an excellent systemic insecticide for combatting scale and we very highly recommend it.

Broughtonia hybrids were first produced in Hawaii by the late W.W.G. Moir, in the mid 1950's, from material acquired while on a visit to the West Indies. These hybrids were in the main primary hybrids of Broughtonia sanguinea, as well as a few hybrids of Broughtonia negrilensis (then recognized as Laeliopsis domingensis by the R.H.S.). His first registered Broughtonia hybrid was Ctna. Rosy Jewel, an cross between Bro.
sanguinea
from Jamaica and C. bowringiana from Belize (then called British Honduras). They are noted for their flat 'Cattleya type' shape strong red colour, and very early blooming habit. Many of these hybrids will flower for the first time while in two inch pots.

During the oil crisis in the early 1970's these hybrids became very popular, as they flowered frequently, often producing large numbers of attractive flowers. The small plants required very little space compared to most other popular orchids of the day. As demand for these hybrids increased many 'breeders' jumped on the bandwagon. Very many hybrids were produced. The result was that Broughtonia sanguinea and Ctna. Keith Roth (a primary hybrid) were bred to literally any plant that would hold a seed pod. The quality of the hybrids declined rapidly, and so did interest in them. evertheless, good clones continued to be produced and many have been recognized by the American Orchid Society judges.

With the very limited exposure that our hybrids have received, we have won a total of one hundred and four (104) awards for our Broughtonias and Broughtonia hybrids to date. Nearly all of our awards have been won by plants exhibited at the Jamaica Orchid Society shows in Jamaica, an annual event, on a few occasions in Miami, Florida and elsewhere. Our awarded Broughtonia species and hybrids are:

1. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Hamlyn's Peachy' JC/AOS - 26 March 1993
2. Broughtonia negrilensis var alba 'Hamlyn' CHM/AOS - 85 points - 10 November 1993
3. Broughtonia sanguinea forma aurea 'Hamlyn' AM/AQ/AOS - 82 points - 24 March 1995

4. Osmentara Elizabeth Hamilton 'Betty' HCC/AOS - 76 points - 24 March 1995
5. Osmentara Elizabeth Hamilton 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 76 points - 24 March 1995
6. Broughtonia sanguinea forma aurea 'Claude' AM/AQ/AOS - 81 points - 22 March 1996
7. Broughtonia sanguinea forma aurea AQ/AOS - 22 March 1996
8. Osmentara Elizabeth Hamilton 'Claude' AM/AOS - 82 points - 22 March 1996
9. Osmentara Elizabeth Hamilton AQ/AOS - 22 March 1996
10. Cattleytonia Hamlyn's Flared Tartan 'Brite Sprite' HCC/AOS - 77 points - 22 March 1996
11. Cattleytonia Hamlyn's Red Bug 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 81 points - 09 April 1996
12. Cattleytonia Hamlyn's Red Bug 'Everlasting' AM/AOS - 83 points - 21 March 1997
13. Cattleytonia Orglade's Little Lover 'Anabel's Delight' AM/AOS - 82 points - 21 March 1997
14. Broughtonia negrilensis 'Diana' HCC/AOS - 77 points - 08 November 1997
15. Broughtonia negrilensis 'Carib' HCC/AOS - 78 pts. - Boca Raton, Florida
16. Cattleytonia Hamlyn's Flared Tartan 'Coqui' HCC/AOS - 77 pts. 18/03/98
17. Rhyntonleya Hamlyn's Manchester 'Claude' AM/AOS - 80 points - 27 March 1998
18. Cattleytonia Jamaica Jewel 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 83 points - 27 March 1998
19. Broughtonia lindenii 'Hamlyn' CHM/AOS - 86 points - 27 March 1998
20. Broughtonia negrilensis 'Carib' HCC/AOS - 77 points
21. Broughtonia sanguinea forma aurea 'Elizabeth' AM/AOS - 84 points - 26 March 1999
22. Broughtonia sanguinea forma aurea 'Claudia' HCC/AOS - 79 points - 26 March 1999
23. Broughtonia domingensis 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 78 points - 26 March 1999
24. Broughtonia cubensis 'Hamlyn' CHM/AOS - 82 points - 26 March 1999
25. Broughtonia  Jamaicensis 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 80 points - 09 November 1999
26. Guaricattonia Cosmo-sanguine 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 77 points  - 14 December 1999
27. Guaricattonia Henry Wan 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 75 points - 14 December 1999
28. Cattleytonia Hamlyn's Flared Tartan 'Adkin's Superb' AM/AOS - 83 pts. - 08 February 2000
29. Broughtonia sanguinea var aurea 'Memoria Lilla Hamilton' AM/AOS - 80 pts. - 31 March 2000 
30. Broughtonia sanguinea var aurea 'Phillip' AM/AOS - 84 points - 31 March 2000
31. Broughtonia sanguinea var aurea 'Andrew' AM/AOS - 86 points - 31 March 2000
32. Broughtonia sanguinea var aurea  AQ/AOS ('Hamlyn' AM/AOS x self) - 31 March 2000
33. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Aquin' JC/AOS - 31 March 2000
34. Cattleytonia Why Not var aurea 'Orglade's Goldstrike' JC/AOS - 31 March 2000
35. Cattleytonia Starrlyn 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 81 points - 12 September 2000
36. Guaricattonia Quest's Millennium 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 81 points - 04 November 2000
37. Broughtonia Memoria Bill Osment 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS-76points - 04 November 2000
38. Cattleytonia Westmoreland 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 78 points - 30 March 2001
39. Guaricattonia Cosmo-Sanguine 'Memoria Lilla Hamilton' HCC/AOS - 76 points - 30 March 2001
40. Guaricattonia Cosmo-Sanguine 'Elizabeth Hamilton' HCC/AOS - 77 points - 30 March 2001
41. Tetratonia Dark Prince 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 76 points- 30 March 2001
42. Guaricattonia Claudia Hamilton 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS  - 79 points 30 March 2001 -
43. Broughtonia sanguinea var aurea 'Claude Hamilton' AM/AOS - 82 points - 30 March 2001
44. Cattleytonia Westmoreland 'Santa Cruz' HCC/AOS - 78 pts. 23 February 2002
45. Broughtonia Kingston var alba 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 80 points - 04 April 2002
46. Broughtonia Kingston var alba 'Elizabeth' HCC/AOS - 78 points 18 May 2002
47. Broughtonia sanguinea var alba 'Memoria Claude H. Hamilton' AM/AOS - 82 pts., Miami, Florida
48. Guaricattonia Richard Fulford 'Memoria Loretta Carlson' CCM/AOS - 87 pts., 08/04/04, Naples, Florida
49. Guaricattonia Richard Fulford 'Memoria Loretta Carlson' AM/AOS - 82 pts., 08/04/04, Naples, Florida
50. Ctna. Hamlyn's Flared Tartan 'Coqui' AM/AOS - 82 pts., - San Juan, Puerto Rico.
51. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Elizabeth Hamilton' AM/AOS - 82 pts., 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica
52. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Phillip Hamilton' AM/AOS - 83 pts., 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica
53. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece ' Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 84 pts., 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica
54. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Andrew Hamilton' AM/AOS - 82 pts., 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica
55. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Claudia Beckford' AM/AOS - 81 pts., 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica
56. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Jamaica Beckford' AM/AOS - 80 pts., 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica
57. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Memoria Lilla Hamilton' HCC/AOS - 79 pts., 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica
58. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Memoria Claude H. Hamilton' HCC/AOS - 77 pts., 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica
59. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece AQ/AOS - 26/03/04, Kingston, Jamaica.
60. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Marcelle' AM/AOS - 81 pts., 26/03/04, Christ Church, Barbados
61. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Hamlyn's Pink Salmon' AM/AOS - 83 pts., 08/04/05
62. Cattleytonia Jamaica Love 'Hamlyn; HCC/AOS - 79 pts., 08/04/05, Kingston, Jamaica
63. Catoniphila Paul Storm 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 78 pts., 08/04/05, Kingston, Jamaica
64. Cattleytonia Jamaica Love alba 'Elizabeth' HCC/AOS - 78 pts., 24/03/06, Kingston, Jamaica
65. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Claude' AM/AOS - 82 pts., 06/04/06, Kingston, Jamaica
66. Cattleytonia Jamaica Gem 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 80 pts., 24/03/06, Kingston, Jamaica
67. Cattleytonia Elizabeth Hamilton 'Lydia Bennett' CCM/AOS - 84 pts., 24/03/06, Kingston, Jamaica
68. Cattleytonia Jamaica Gem 'Marble Branch' AM/AOS - 83 pts., 13/01/07, Atlanta, Georgia
69. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Coco' AM/AOS - 82 pts., 24/03/07, Kingston, Jamaica
70. Volkertara Mark Alan Reinke 'Bob & Joyce' AM/AOS - 81pts., 13/01/07, Atlanta, Georgia
71. Broughtonia Hamlyn's Masterpiece 'Interlaken' AM/AOS - 80 pts., 06/04/07, Orlando, Florida
72. Volkertara Mark Alan Reinke 'Maudlin Chin' HCC/AOS - 78 pts., 16/02/08, Miami, Florida
73. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Hamlyn's Splash' AM/AOS - 82 pts., 04/04/08, Kingston, Jamaica
74. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Xavier Hamilton' AM/AOS - 85 pts., 04/04/08, Kingston, Jamaica
75. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Marley Beckford' AM/AOS - 82 pts., 04/04/08, Kingston, Jamaica
76. Broughtonia sanguinea AQ/AOS - 04/04/08, Kingston, Jamaica
77. Broughtonia Cayman 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 84 pts., 04/04/08, Kingston, Jamaica
78. Myrmetonia Elaine Fisher 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 86 pts., 04/04/08, Kingston, Jamaica
79. Guaricattonia Henry Wan 'Elizabeth Hamilton' CCM/AOS - 83 pts., 04/04/08, Kingston, Jamaica
80. Guaritonia Richard Fulford 'Nicola' HCC/AOS - 76 pts., 19/04/08, Miami, Florida
81. Guaricattonia Michael Sampson 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 81 pts., 27/03/09, Kingston, Jamaica
82. Wilmotteara Jamaica Glory 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 82 pts., 27/03/09, Kingston, Jamaica
83. Myrmetonia Elaine Fisher 'Irma' HCC/AOS - 76 pts., 02/04/09, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
84. Cattleytonia Marley Beckford 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 79 pts., 26/03/10, Kingston, Jamaica
85. Cattleytonia Jamaica Joy 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 83 pts., 26/03/10, Kingston, Jamaica
86. Guaricattonia Caribbean Princess 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 80 pts., 26/03/10, Kingston, Jamaica
87. Guaricattonia Jean Wilson 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 79 pts., 26/03/10, Kingston, Jamaica
88. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Jamaica Beckford' AM/AOS - 80 pts., 25/03/11, Kingston, Jamaica
89. Broughtonia sanguinea 'Genelle Howell' AM/AOS - 85 pts., 25/03/11, Kingston, Jamaica
90. Volkertara Kay Sherman 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 85 pts., 25/03/11, Kingston, Jamaica
91. Guaricattonia Michael Sampson ' Elizabeth' AM/AOS - 83 pts., 25/03/11, Kingston, Jamaica
92. Guaricattonia Michael Sampson AQ/AOS - 25/03/11, Kingston, Jamaica
93. Wilmotteara Keith Phillips 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 79 pts., 25/03/11, Kingston, Jamaica
94. Guaricattonia Caribbean Princess 'Brikam' HCC/AOS - 78 pts., 25/03/11, Kingston, Jamaica
95. Guaricattonia Michael Sampson 'Adrian Hamilton' AM/AOS - 85 pts., 25/03/11, Kingston, Jamaica
96. Guaricattonia Jamaica Splash 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 85 pts., 04/06/11, Kingston, Jamaica
97. Guaricattonia Jamaica Beckford 'Hamlyn' AM/AOS - 86 ps., 04/06/11, Kingston, Jamaica
98. Cattleytonia Jamaica Joy var alba 'Elizabeth Hamilton' AM/AOS - 86 pts., Kingston, Jamaica
99. Guaricattonia Caribbean Princess 'Jamaica' HCC/AOS - 78 pts., 04/06/11, Kingston, Jamaica
100. Bromecanthe Jamaica Fire 'Hamlyn' HCC/AOS - 78 pts., 04/06/11, Kingston, Jamaica
102. Guaricattonia Michael Sampson 'Jamaica' AM/AOS - 84 pts., 04/06/11, Kingston, Jamaica
103. Guaricattonia Michael Sampson 'Adrian' AM/AOS - 81 pts., 04/06/11, Kingston, Jamaica
104. Guaricattonia Michael Sampson 'Kingston' AM/AOS - 85 pts., 04/06/11, Kingston, Jamaica
105. Bro. Jamaicensis 'Elizabeth' AM/AOS - 84 pts., 04/02/12, Kingston, Jamaica (Pending)
106. Bro. Jamaicensis 'Memoria Lilla Hamilton' AM/AOS - 83 pts., 04/02/12, Kingston, Jamaica (Pending)
107. Bro. Jamaicensis 'Kingston' HCC/AOS - 77 pts., 04/02/12, Kingston, Jamaica
108. Bro. Jamaicensis AQ/AOS, 04/02/12, Kingston, Jamaica
109. Bro. cubensis 'Guanahacabbibes' AM/AOS - 86 pts., Kingston, Jamaica.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


BROUGHTONIA SPECIES   

                

     


Bro. cubensis 'Guanahacabbibes' AM/AOS

 

Broughtonia cubensis

Broughtonia cubensis is a Cuban species that is presently very rarely found in cultivation. It is the smallest species in the genus and comes from the Peninsula de Guahanacabibbes and other parts of Western Cuba. In those areas it grows on trees in dry limestone forest in the coastal areas together with Broughtonia ortgiesiana. It is the only fragrant broughtonia species.
Blooming sized plants established on tree fern root rafts - $50.00 - $75.00

Broughtonia sanguinea 'Marley Beckford' AM/AOS

0000 - Broughtonia sanguinea
            Species endemic to Jamaica with 1" - 1.5" usually brilliant red, sometimes lavender to purple flowers,
            with paler median veins, held on 1.5' inflorescences which sometimes branch, bearing 8 - 15 flowers.
            The flowers are usually very flat with perfect 'Cattleya type shape'. The lip is broader than long and
            normally yellowish or whitish at base. The pseudobulbs are normally quite variable in shape varying
            from almost cylindrical to almost globular. They grow well in warm to intermediate conditions.
            2" - $15.00, BS $20.00 - $150.00.

 


Bro. sanguinea 'Peaches'

0000 - Bro. sanguinea 'Peaches'
            This clone was originally collected in the wild. The flowers are slightly
            cupped and elongated vertically rather than round. Very attractive 
            peachy pink color with bright yellow throat. A few divisions available -
            $150.00.


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0000 - Broughtonia negrilensis
            Rare species found naturally only in the south western coastal area of Jamaica. Vegetatively very
            similar to Broughtonia sanguinea, except that its leaves have a dull, glaucous appearance. This species
            was for a long time confused with
Laeliopsis domingensis and Cattleyopsis lindenii. Flowers vary
            from a veiny pale to darker lavender with a long tubular lip which encircles the column to form a tube.
            (Some of the better clones have more open form.) The flowers are borne at the ends of long spikes
            - to 36" and bear 6 - 15 flowers on a spike (rarely up to 30).
           3" - $15.00, BS $25.00 - $50.00, Specimens - $50.00 - $250.00


Bro. sanguinea var alba 'Memoria Claude H. Hamilton'

0000 - Broughtonia sanguinea forma alba
            Pure white form of the species. Good form. Variety of different clones available.
            Divisions - BS $25.00 up

 


Cattleyopsis ortgiesiana 'Hamlyn'

0000 - Cattleyopsis ortgiesiana
            Little known species from Cuba sometimes confused with Broughtonia sanguinea. The flowers are
            very similar to those of
Bro. sanguinea with a smaller lip, much wider petals but fewer flowers and with
            base of the column encircling the column.
            Flowers pale lavender with darker striping. Pseudobulbs and leaves very small, leaf margins serrated,
            roots large, thick, fleshy and white. Blooms late winter. Few choice divisions available - 2" - $20.00, BS $45.00 up.  


Bro. sanguinea 'Aquin
' JC/AOS

0000 - Broughtonia sanguinea 'Aquin' JC/AOS 
           
Very vigorous growing plants  with pink striping and flaring on creamy white background.
            Divisions - $100.00

Broughtonia negrilensis

0000 - Broughtonia negrilensis 'Font Hill' x sibling
            Rare winter blooming species from south western coastal region of Jamaica. Once confused
            with Laeliopsis domingensis. Clusters of up to twenty very attractive lavender flowers on long,
            sometimes branched spikes, with heavily veined, tubular lip. BS on tree fern root $25.00 - $75.00

 


Broughtonia lindenii 'Hamlyn' CHM/AOS

0000 - Broughtonia lindenii 'Hamlyn' x self
            Exceptionally rare and beautiful species from Cuba and The Bahamas. Small pseudobulbs, thick
            leaves and roots compared to
Broughtonia sanguinea. Serrated (saw toothed) leaf margins,
            typical of the genus. Similar to and often confused with
Bro. negrilensis and Lps. domingensis
            by those not very familiar with all three species. Very fine and beautiful pinky lavender flowers
            with large tubular lips. Community trays with approx 150 plants- $200.00., seedlings established on tree fern rafts -             $20.00 up.

 


Bro. sanguinea var aurea var aquinii
'Genelle Howell' AM/AOS

8154    Bro. sanguinea var aurea var aquinii 'Betty' x Bro. sanguinea var aurea var aquinii 'Sunset'
            NBS on fern rafts, similar to above - $45.00.

8155   Bro. sanguinea var aurea var aquinii 'Sunset' x Bro. sanguinea var aurea x aquinii 'Betty'
            NBS on fern rafts, similar to above - $45.00.

 

8199   Bro. negrilensis forma semi-alba 'Danny' x self
           On fern rafts NBS - $100.00

8233   Bro. sanguinea var aurea 'Andrew' AM/AQ/AOS x self
          These are the result of a selfing a pure yellow peloric tetraploid that is our best sanguineas to date. $50.00

8234   Bro. sanguinea var aurea 'X' AQ/AOS x Bro. sanguinea var aurea 'Andrew' AM/AO/AOS
          Pure yellow peloric tetraploid yellows with good size very wide sepals, good form and better than average substance.           Small seedlings mounted on tree fern rafts. $50.00.

8235   Bro. Bro. sanguinea var aurea 'Andrew' AM/AQ/AOS x Bro. sanguinea var aurea 'X'
          Reverse cross to above. Small seedlings mounted on tree fern rafts. $50.00.

8237   Bro. sanguinea var Peach x self
          Rare peach coloured form of species. BS. $ 25.00

8238   Bro. sanguinea var Peach x self
          Small seedlings mounted on tree fern rafts. BS. $25.00.

8413   Bro. Bro. sanguinea var Peach x self
          Small seedlings mounted on tree fern rafts. BS. $25.00.

  


Broughtonia lindenii 'Hamlyn' CHM/AOS

8423 - Broughtonia lindenii 'Hamlyn' x self
            Exceptionally rare and beautiful species from Cuba and The Bahamas. Small pseudobulbs, thick
            leaves and roots compared to
Broughtonia sanguinea. Serrated (saw toothed) leaf margins,
            typical of the genus. Similar to and often confused with
Bro. negrilensis and Lps. domingensis
            by those not very familiar with all three species. Very fine and beautiful pinky lavender flowers
            with large tubular lips. Community trays with approx 150 plants- $200.00., seedlings established on tree fern rafts -             NBS - BS - $20.00 up.

8424   Bro. sanguinea var Peach x self
           Small seedlings mounted on tree fern rafts. BS. $25.00.

9054 - Broughtonia negrilensis x sib.
           Rare species from south west Jamaica. Habitat severely threatened by
           devellopment. Lavendre blooms with trumpet shaped lip.
           3" - $15.00

9357    Bro. sanguinea var alba x sibling
           Seedlings mounted on tree fern rafts. $20.00.

9551 - Broughtonia ortgiesiana x sib
           Very rare Cuban species.
           Unflowered seedlings $25.00, B/S - $50.00 up.

10010 - Broroughtonia domingensis x sib.
            Rare pink flowered species with trumpet shaped lip.
            Flask - $100.00, Com. basket - $100.00, 3" - $15.00

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