Cryptocentrum roseans (Schltr.) A.D. Hawkes 1953 Photos by Franco Pupulin

Common Name The Rose-Colored Cryptocentrum

Flower Size .65" [1.8 cm]

Found in Panama and Colombia at elevations around 700 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphtye with a glabrous rhizome giving rise to an oblong, somewhat compressed pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, erect-patent, ligulate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence completely enveloped by imbricate bracts.

Synonyms *Anthosiphon roseans Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as Anthosiphon roseans; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as Anthosiphon roseans drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Anthosiphon roseans drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Anthosiphon roseans photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014as Anthosiphon roseans drawing fide