Sauroglossum aurantiacum (C.Schweinf.) Garay 1978 Photo by Jan Baiker and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Orange Sauroglossum

Flower Size

Found in Peru at elevations of 2800 to 3150 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 5 or less, basal, rosulate, oblong to elliptic, more or less acute, gradually narrowing below into a more or less distinct petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, slender to stout, more or less glandular-tomentose, to 28" [70 cm] long overall, short to elongate, rachis 1.2" to 10" [3 to 25 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence enveloped by several more or less remote, tubular sheaths.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms *Spiranthes weberbaueri var. aurantiaca C.Schweinf. 1951; Synassa aurantiaca (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Rutk. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 as Spiranthes weberbaueriana var aurantiaca