Peristeria rossiana Rchb.f. 1889 Drawing by Hoehne

Common Name Ross' Peristeria {English Orchid Enthusiast in Italy 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela Guyana?, Surinam and northern Brazil at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with large ovate-elliptic pseudobulbs carrying erect leaves that blooms on a terminal, 6" [15 cm] long, densely 6 to 12 flowered inflorescenee with concave, narrowly ovate to oblong-elliptic, more or less obtuse to slightly acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fleshy, red yellow to yellow orange with numerous, flesh to purple colored spots

Synonyms Peristeria aspersa Rolfe 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as P aspersa drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as P aspera drawing fide;