Acrorchis

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Acrorchis roseola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Acrorchis
Dressler
Species: A. roseola
Binomial name
Acrorchis roseola
Dressler

Acrorchis is a monotypic genus from the orchid family (Orchidaceae), subfamily Epidendroideae, tribe Epidendreae, subtribe Laeliinae.

The only species, Acrorchis roseola, is an epiphytic orchid that occurs in Costa Rica and Panama[1] at heights between 900 and 2,500 m. It is clump-forming, magenta 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.[2]

This orchid is very rare in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Dressler, Robert Louis. 1990. Acrorchis, a new genus from the mountains of Panama and Costa Rica Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s. 12(1): 11-17, f.

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