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Orchid Species: Comparettia rosea

Kew currently accepted name is Comparettia falcata

Comparettia rosea is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1840. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Comparettia falcata.
Genus
Comparettia (Comp.)
Grex
rosea
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1840
ORIGIN: Found from Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil as a small sized, caespitose, warm to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte from shrubs and low tree trunks or on small branches in guava trees in wet montane forests occurring at altitudes of 200 to 3000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A small sized, caespitose, warm to cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte from shrubs and low tree trunks or on small branches in guava trees in wet montane forests occurring at altitudes of 200 to 3000 meters with an oblong-cylindric, lightly compressed pseudobulb with an elliptic, oblong-lanceolate single leaf that blooms in the late winter to early spring to summer on a newly matured pseudobulb and has a delicate, basal, erect then arcuate, 12 or longer [30 + cm], sometimes irregularly branched, racemose inflorescence with up to 8 flowers that are held well above the leaves.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Comparettia Comp falcata 1836 Poepp. & Endl.
Add+ Ionopsis Inps orchioides 1921 Kraenzl.
Add+ Comparettia Comp cryptocera 1852 C.Morren
Add+ Comparettia Comp erecta 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Comparettia Comp paulensis 1906 Cogn. in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.)
Add+ Comparettia Comp venezuelana 1919 Schltr.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Comp. falcata 'Memoria John Foley' (2 awards in 2017)
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