Sarcoglottis rosulata (Lindl.) P.N.Don in J.Donn 1845

Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant in situ Nicaragua

Photo Nicaragua Photo Revista

Part Shade Warm LATESpringEARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Light Pink Sarcoglottis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador at elevations of 800 to 1600 meters as a miniature szied, warm growing lithophyte with a rosette of basal, rosulate, bluish green with silver stripes, sessile leaves that are present at blooming which occurs in the late spring and early summer on an erect, olive green, white pubescent, to 12" [30 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence with green, acute bracts.

Synonyms Sarcoglottis ochracea (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1920; Sarcoglottis orbiculata Ames 1923; Spiranthes ochracea A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; *Spiranthes rosulata Lindl. 1843

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1151 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as Spiranthes rosulata drawing/photo; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018