Epidendrum roseoscriptum Hágsater 1993 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Ron Parsons and his Flower Shots Website

Inflorescence Photo by © Weyman Bussey

Fragrance THROUGH

Common Name The Rose Written Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in western Oaxaca state of Mexico on oaks in oak forests at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, slightly laterally compressed in the apical third, erect stems enveloped completely by tubular, leafless and in the apical third, thin, papery leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 to 12, erect, thin, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse to rounded, basally clasping and articulate to the leaf-bearing sheaths that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal, over various years, dense, arching, terete, erect, 1" [2.5 cm] long, inflorescence arising on a newly to old mature cane and carrying several [10 to 25], fleshy flowers, few to several flowered inflorescence that arises on a newly matured pseudobulb carrying 9 to 11, simultaneous, resupinate, fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 109 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 see recognition section; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 183 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 195 Hagsater & Salazar 1993; Vanishing beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Pupulin 2005; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1132 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;