Rossioglossum insleayi (Barker ex Lindl.) Garay & G.C. Kenn. 1976

Photo by Eric Hunt

Lip Detail

Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz ©, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name Insleay's Rossioglossum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 3 3/4" [9 cm]

A Mexican, medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte occuring 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 occuring in the fall and winter.

Synonyms *Odontoglossum insleayi Barker ex Lindl. 1852; Odontoglossum insleayi var. irmschootianum Rolfe 1892; Odontoglossum insleayi var. leopardinum Rchb.f. 1876; Odontoglossum insleayi var. pantherinum Rchb.f. 1873; Oncidium insleayi [Barker ex Lindl.] Lindl. 1840; Odontoglossum lawrenceanum hort. 1905; Rossioglossum splendens var. imschootianum (Rolfe) Garay & G.C.Kenn. 1976; Rossioglossum hagsaterianum f. aureum (Rchb.f. ex B.S.Williams) Christenson 2007; Rossioglossum splendens var. leopardinum (Rchb.f.) Garay & G.C.Kenn. 1976; Rossioglossum splendens var. pantherinum (Rchb.f.) Garay & G.C.Kenn. 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum insleayi; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum insleayi drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 14 #5 1946 as Odontoglossum inslaeyi photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Odontoglossum insleayi; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum insleayi; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #4 1967 as Odontoglossum insleayi; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #8 1969 as Odontoglossum insleayi var aureum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 9 1970 photo as Odontoglossum insleayi; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 #8 1978; as Odontoglossum insleayi photo fide; Orquídea (Mexico City). 7(4): 1980 photofide; ORQUIDEA (Méx . ) 8(2) MARZO 1982 drawing/photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae Mc Vaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 662 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 5 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #7 2010 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #9 2013 photo fide;