!Orestias elegans Ridl. 1887Scan by Jstor and the JSTOR Plant Science Website

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Elegant Orestias

Flower Size small

Found in The Gulf Of Guinea Islands at elevations around 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing terrestrial orchid that blooms in the fall

The pictured collected specimen is the type for the genus as well as the type for Orestias elegans and was collected in 9/1885


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 42 Liparinae 1984 drawing ok;