Ros. insleayi 'Veronika' photo by D.O.G. (Germany O.S.)

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Orchid Species: Rossioglossum insleayi

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Rossioglossum insleayi is an orchid species identified by (Baker ex Lindl.) Garay & G.C.Kenn. in 1976.
Genus
Rossioglossum (Ros.)
Grex
insleayi
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Baker ex Lindl.) Garay & G.C.Kenn.
Year
1976
ORIGIN: A Mexican, medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte occurring at higher elevations in oak/pine forests on Pacific facing slopes.

DESCRIPTION: A Mexican, medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte occurring at higher elevations in oak/pine forests on Pacific facing slopes with ovoid, laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally furrowed with age, grey green pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, distichous, imbricating, triangular, acute, evanescent sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 apical, oblong-elliptic, arching to spreading, gllaucous, grey green, acute and narrowed below into the conduplicate petiole-like base leaves that flowers on an erect, axillary, to 12 to 16 [30 to 40 cm] long, several [5 to 10] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the basal sheaths with faintly fragrant flowers held in the upper third and occurring in the fall and winter.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 3/4 inches [9 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm insleayi 1852 (Baker ex Lindl.) Lindl.
Add+ Oncidium Onc insleayi 1840 Baker ex Lindl.
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