Ligeophila rosea (Lindl.) Garay 1977

Inflorescence Photos by Ricardo Luis Penz and his Orchid Website

Common Name The Rose-Colored Ligeophila

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Surinam?, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations of 210 to 700 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect, stout, leafy stem glabrous below and densely pubescent above the leaves carrying elliptic-lanceolate to oval-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, gradually tapering below into the short, broad petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, elongate, 10" [25cm] long, cylindric, many flowered inflorescence carrying successively opening flowers.

Synonyms Aspidogyne rosea (Lindl.) Meneguzzo 2012; Erythrodes bifalcis (Lindl.) Ames 1922; Erythrodes rosea (Lindl.) Ames 1922; Erythrodes valida (Rolfe) Ames 1922; Microchilus bifalcis (Lindl.) D.Dietr. 1852; Microchilus roseus (Lindl.) D.Dietr. 1852; Physurus bifalcis Lindl. 1840; *Physurus roseus Lindl. 1840; Physurus roseus var. angustioflius Cogn. 1895; Physurus validus Rolfe 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes bifalcis; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes rosea; Studies in the family Orchidaceae Vol VII Ames 1922 as Erythrodes xystophylla; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XIL II 13-43 1945 as Physurus roseus; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XIL II 13-43 1945 as Physurus roseus var. angustioflius; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Erythrodes bifalcis; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Erythrodes valida; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Erythrodes valida; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Vol 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Erythrodes rosea drawing fide; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as Erythrodes rosea drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchiodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2003 drawing good

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