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Acrorchis roseola

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Acrorchis
Species: A. roseola
Alliance:
Binomial name
Acrorchis roseola
Dressler 1990


Acrorchis roseola is a plant in the genus Acrorchis.

DescriptionEdit

It is clump-forming, magenta-colored orchid, reaching a height of 15 cm. The sepals and petals of its small flowers have distinct lengths and shapes. The base of the lip has a white color on the margins.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on trees and mossy rocks in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 900 to 1800 meters.

CultureEdit


NamingEdit

Common Name: The rose Acrorchis

ReferencesEdit

  • Robert L. Dressler: Acrorchis, a new genus from the mountains of Panama and Costa Rica. In: Orquídea (Mexico City) 12(1): 11–17. 1990 Online, abgerufen am 24.01.2008

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