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n. any of various orchids of the genus Bletia having pseudo-bulbs and erect leafless racemes of large purple or pink flowers


Bletia is a genus of about 30 species of orchids ( family Orchidaceae), almost all of which are terrestrial; some are occasionally lithophytic or epiphytic. It is named after Spanish botanist and pharmacist Don Luis Blet. The genus is widespread across Florida, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America as far south as Argentina.