Rossioglossum splendens (Rchb.f.) Garay & G.C.Kenn. 1976 Photo by © Norbert Dank

Common Name The Splendid Rossioglossum

Flower Size 4 3/4 to 6 3/8" [12 to 16 cm]

Found in Nayarit and Jalisco states of southwestern Mexico on humid slopes and barrancas in oak, oak/pine or pine/fir forests on the pacific slope at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing orchid with round, laterally compressed psuedobulbs enveloped basally by a few leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear, acute, gradually narrowing and becomeing conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising through the axil of a leaf sheath of a newly developed pseudobulb.

Synonyms Odontoglossum insleayi var. splendens Rchb.f. 1868; Odontoglossum splendens (Rchb.f.) G.C.Kenn. & Garay 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ORQUIDEA (Méx . ) 8(2) MARZO 1982 drawing/photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Mcvaugh Vol 16 Orchidaceae 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide;