Quisqueya rosea (Mansf.) Dod 1979 Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Rose Colored Quisqueya

Flower Size 1.9" [4.8 cm]

Found in the central cordillera of the Dominican Republic near the tops of cliffsides at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, terete stems enveloped completely by 2 to 3 scarious sheaths carrying 2, apical, erect, linear, obliquely acute, serrulate margined, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 4.8" [12 cm] long, to 3 simultaneously flowered inflorescence with several sheaths and lanceolate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Broughtonia rosea (Mansf.) Dressler 1966; Cattleyopsis holdridgei L.O.Williams 1946; *Cattleyopsis rosea Mansf. 1926; Epidendrum roseum Schltr. 1913; Quisqueya fuertesii Dod 1983;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bullewtin Vol 48 #2 photo fide; AOS Bullewtin Vol 48 #5 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 as Q fuertesii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Cattleyopsis rosea; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Q fuertesii; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014