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This member of the
Orchidaceae family was
given this name by Leslie
Andrew Garay and Peter Geoffrey Taylor in 1976. It is found in
northern Madagascar, growing in a rich and
drained soil with some water and some sun. The pseudobulbs grow
to two centimetres with five centimetre speckled leaves (hence the
name). The flowers are greenish brown with a white inner with pink
The genera name
puzzles me. Latin clades could be 'loss' It was
published by John Lindley in Edwards' Bot. Reg. 18: sub t.
1522. 1832. The species name from Latin rose; the
colour and varigata; 'variegated'.