Rossioglossum hagsaterianum Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003 Photo by Norbert Dank

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photos Website

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Common Name Hagsater's Rossioglossum [Mexican Orchid Enthusaist and Epidendrum expert current]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Nayarit and Jalisco states of Mexico in barranca forests at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a warm to cold growing epiphyte 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, glaucous, grey green, acute and narrowed below into the conduplicate petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the fall on a racemose, eret to arcuate, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, 2 to 11 flowered inflorescence with 5 bracts and lanceoalte, attenuate, membraneous, involute margined floral bracts.

Similar to R insleayi but differs in the larger flowers with larger segments with a chocolate brown, solid blotching, a suborbicular midlobe of the lip which is abruptly expanded from the isthmus, and a longer column,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 661 Soto 2002 drawing fide