!Adrorhizon purpurascens (Thwaites) Hook.f. 1898

Plant and Flower in situ Ceylon Photos by Suranjan Fernando and his Flickr Website

Common Name The Purple Adrorhizon

Flower Size .66" [2.15 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka as a miniature sized epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical pseduobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, rigid, linear-oblong to lanceolate, recurved margins, purple tinted leaf that blooms on a 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

SynonymsCoelogyne purpurascens (Thwaites) Hook.f. 1890; *Dendrobium purpurascens Thwaites 1861; Pleione purpurascens (Thwaites) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 as Coelogyne purpurescens drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;