Oreorchis sanguinea (N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb) N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb 2002

TYPE Drawing by Susanna Stuart-Smith

Common Name The Blood Red Oreorchis

Flower Size [1.1 to1.5 cm] .44 to .6"

Found in central Bhutan in shady moist mixed forests in grassy tracksides at elevations around 2800 meters as a small szied, cold growing terrestrial with the plant [leafless at blooming] and pseudobulbs not seen with a stout, woody, glabrous, erect, ridged and tapering towards the apex stem provided with 2 appressed, clasping sheaths that blooms in the spring on an erect, rachis tapering towards the apex, 3.6" [9 cm] long, laxly to 10 flwoered inflorescence with lanceolate-oblong, acute shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying dark red flowers.

Synonyms *Aphyllorchis sanguinea N.Pearce & P.J.Cribb 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide;