Eltroplectris roseoalba (Rchb. f.) Hamer & Garay 1974

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Common Name The Pink-White Eltroplectris

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Brazil, at the forest border, in shady places around 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing, deciduous leafed terrestrial with 3 to 6, patent to erect-patent, elliptical, acute to rounded and apiculate, deeply canaliculate, glabrous dark green leaves in a basal rosette with white spotting and blooms on a terminal, erect, terete, glabrous, 6" to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence almost completely enveloped by several loose, inflated, acuminate bracts and floral bracts beneath each flower.

Synonyms Callistanthos roseoalbus (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 2008; Callistanthos travassosii (Rolfe) Szlach. 2008; Centrogenium roseoalbum (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1919; Eltroplectris travassosii (Rolfe) Garay 1980 publ. 1982; *Pelexia roseoalba Rchb. f. 1854; Pelexia travassosii Rolfe 1892; Pteroglossa roseoalba (Rchb.f.) Salazar & M.W.Chase 2002; Pteroglossa travassosii (Rolfe) Salazar & M.W.Chase 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia 2: 11. 1854 as Pelexia roseoalba; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Hoehne 1945 as Centrogenium roseo-album; Flora Brasilica Fasc 8 Vol XII II 13-43 Orchidaceae Illustrations Hoehne 1945 as Centrogenium roseo-album drawing fide; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Centrogenium roseo-album drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 as Centrogenium roeoalbum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Centrogenium roseoalbum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Centrogenium roseoalbum drawing fide; *Las Orquídeas de El Salvador Vol 1: 160. Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as Centrogenium roseo-album photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 214 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as E travassosii drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 drawing/photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range, Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #7 2010 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Pteroglossa roseoalba photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide;