!Chondrorhyncha rosea Lindl 1846 Photo by K Senghas and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium


Common Name The Pink Chondrorhyncha

Flower Size 3 3/5" [8.5 cm]

Found only in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte on moss covered branches with a short, pseudobulbless stem carrying 4 to 5, clustered, oblanceolate, acute leaves that have basal sheaths and blooms in the spring on a basal, erect to spreading, slender, 2 3/8" to 3 1/4" [6 to 8 cm] long inflorescence with 3 to 4 basal, elliptical sheathing bracts carrying a single, apical flower.

Synonyms Chondrorhyncha caquetae Fowlie 1968

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orchidaceae Lindenianae 13. 1846; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Orch. Digest 32(5): 145. 1968 as C caquetae; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing hmm; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 4 Foldats 1970 drawing hmm; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992; Die Orchideen lieferung 26 Schlechter/Brieger 1992 as Chondrorhyncha rosea photo fide; Die Orchideenfloren der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten Vol I Venezuela Schlechter 1920; Die Orchideenfloren der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten Vol II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 517 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 drawing not; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as C caquetae; Huntleya and Related Orchids Harding 2008 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae pt 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2009 drawing fide;