Artorima erubescens

Artorima erubescens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Artorima
Species: Arto. erubescens
Binomial name
Artorima erubescens
(Lindl.) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971

Artorima erubescens is an species in the genus Artorima.


Plant blooms from winter to early spring with six to a hundred flowers. Flowers are 3.5 cm wide and fragrant. This plant was separated from the genus Epidendrum because of its T shaped slit on the stigma.


Plants are found growing the evergreen cloud forests of Oaxaca and Guerrero, Mexico at elevations of 2400 to 3100 meters


Plants are grown in cool to cold conditions with shade to moderate light. They are best grown mounted on cork or bark with sphagnum moss. Plants should be watered regularly. Keep the mix moist but not wet. The plant can also take dryouts between waterings. Keep the plant in an area with good air circulation. Plant is difficult to grow due to the cool nighttime temperatures in the situ.


Common Names: The Blushing Artorima


  1. Encyclia erubescens Schlechter 1914
  2. *Epidendrum erubescens Lindl. 1840

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