Oeonia rosea Ridl. 1885

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower

Photo by Ben Berliner and Willow Pond Orchids

Part shade Cool to Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Pink Oeonia

Flower Size 1" + [2.5 cm]

Found in Madagascar on branches in moss forests from altitudes of 500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing, monopodial epiphytic species with a pendant to climbing, occassionally branching, thin stems carrying many distant, oval-oblong to elliptical, basally clasping, rounded and subcordate apically leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on an erect, racemose, 5" [12.5 cm] long, several [3 to 7] flowered inflorescence that is longer than the leaves.

Best grown in baskets while given high humidity, low light and ample water while growing and a lessening when mature.

Synonyms Aeonia rosea Ridl. 1885; Oeonia forsysthiana Kraenzl. 1900; Oeonia oncidiiflora Kraenzl 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 4 1979 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 8 1984 as O oncidiiflora photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as O oncidiiflora drawing ok; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; An Introduction to the Cultivated Angraecoid Orchids Of Madagascar Hillerman & Holst 1986 as O oncidiflora photo fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1981; AOS Bulletin Vol 66 No 10 1997 photo fide; Angraecoid Orchids Stewart, Hermans, Campbell 2006 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009 photo fide; Les Orchidees de Madagascar Bosser & Lecoufle 2015 photo fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide; A la Recherche des Orchidees de Madagascar Hervouet 2018 photo fide;