Cryptocentrum roseans (Schltr.) A.D. Hawkes 1953 Photos by Franco Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

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 ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as Anthosiphon roseans; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as Anthosiphon roseans drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Anthosiphon roseans drawing fide;

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