Rhynchostele rossii (Lindley) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993 Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Oak Hill Gardens

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Ross' Rhynchostele [English Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size to 3" [5 to 8 cm]

This is a cold to cool growing, miniature epiphytic species from the humid Nicaraguan, Honduran, Salvadorean, Guatemalan and Mexican cloud forests where it is found at elevations of 2000-3000 meters, with ovoid to subspherical pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 2 conduplicate, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the winter till spring on a newly matured growth with a arcuate to pendant, to 8" [6 to 20 cm] long, laxly few [up to 4] flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate bracts and is an evergreen miniature plant that requires even watering, medium shade and fertilizer throughout the year and cool temperatures through the summer.

Synonyms Amparoa aspersa (Rchb.f.) Archila 2009; Amparoa rossii (Lindl.) Archila 2009; Cymbiglossum rossii (Halb.) Halb. 1983; Lemboglossum rossii[Lindley]Halbinger 1984; Odontoglossum aspersum Rchb.f 1879; Odontoglossum aspersum var. fulvidum John Fraser 1894; Odontoglossum caerulescens A. Rich & Galeottia 1845; Odontoglossum coerulescens A. Rich & Gale. 1845; Odontoglossum humeanum Rchb.f; *Odontoglossum rossii Lindley 1838; Odontoglossum rubescens Lindley 1850; Odontoglossum warnerianum Rchb. f. 1864; Odontoglossum youngii Gower 1890; Oncidium caerulescens (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Beer 1854; Oncidium coerulescens Beer 1855; Rhynchostele aspersa (Rchb.f.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum rossii; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum rossii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 10 1960 as Odontoglossum rossii; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Odontoglossum rossii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum rossii; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 2 1974 as Odontoglossum rossii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo as Odontoglossum rossii; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Odontoglossum rossii drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1012 Dodson 1984 as Cymbiglossum rossii drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1012a Dodson 1985 as Lemboglossum rossi drawing fide; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Lemboglossum rossii photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Lemboglossum rossii drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing/photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium-Odontoglossum alliance Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 658 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drwaing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide

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