!Mesoglossum londesboroughianum (Rchb. f.) Halb. 1982 Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Common Name Londesborough's Mesoglossum [English Lord and Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size to 2" [to 5 cm]

Found in Guerrero state of Mexico at 1000 to 1200 meters in elevation, near Chilpancingo, growing on cliffs in full sun as a medium to large sized, cool growing, lithophytic or terrestrial species with ovoid, bilaterally compressed, olive green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 pairs of foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 apical, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that are deciduous after flowering whioch occurs in the fall on a basal, erect, to 6' [180 cm] long, racemose or few branched, many [15 to 30] flowered, towards the apex inflorescence subtended by several sheaths and carrying long-lasting flowers that are arranged alternately on the rachis

Synonyms Amparoa londesboroughiana (Rchb.f.) Archila 2009; *Odontoglossum londesboroughianum Rchb.f 1876; Rhynchostele londesboroughiana (Rchb.f.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum londesboroughianum photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum londesboroughianum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum londesboroughianum; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 as Odontoglossum londesbroughianum photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx . ) 8(2) MARZO 1982 drawing/photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 149. Soto, Salazar y Rojas 1993 as R londesboroughiana; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1080 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as Rhynchostele londesboroughiana drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 as Rhynchostele londesboroghiana drawing fide;