Broughtonia rosea is an orchid species identified by (Mansf.) Dressler in 1966. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Quisqueya rosea.
ORIGIN: Found in the central cordillera of the Dominican Republic near the tops of cliffsides.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, slender, terete stems enveloped completely by 2 to 3 scarious sheaths carrying 2, apical, erect, linear, obliquely acute, serrulate margined, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 4.8 [12 cm] long, to 3 simultaneously flowered inflorescence with several sheaths and lanceolate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 1.9 inches [4.8 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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