Acacallis rosariana V.P.Castro & da Silva 2001

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Lip Detail Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista


Common Name Rosaria's Acacallis [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in Rondonia state of Brazil in Amazon forests at elevations of 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a long rhizome carrying oboval-elongate, acute apically, smooth pseudobulbs enveloepd basally by imbricating, deciduous sheaths and carrying a single apical, narrowly oblanceolate, acute, thin leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, 10" [25 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence.and differs from A cyanea by having the multiple calli and the dented crest of the lip.

Synonyms Aganisia rosariana (V.P.Castro & J.B.F.Silva) F.Barros & L.R.S.Guim. 2010

References Kew Monocot list, IPNI Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 101 Castro 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Aganisia rosariana photo fide;