!Acrorchis roseola Dressler 1990 Photo by © Jay Pfahl


Plant and Flower Photo by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Plant and Flowers color variety Photo by © Dylan Hannon and grown at the Hunington Botanical Garden

Common Name The Rosy Acrorchis

Flower Size .6" [11.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama on the highest ridges and peaks on rocky slopes at elevations of 850 to 2400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or occasional terrrestrial with slender, branching stems carrying 6 to 10, distichous, fleshy, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, retuse, dark green above, gray-green with dark vein beneath leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, short, fascile of successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence with short lived flowers. The plant habit is very Epidendrum-like.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12: 14. Dressler 1990 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1401 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photos fide;