Rossioglossum grande plate
R. grande from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Rossioglossum
[Schlechter]Garay & Kennedy 1976
Type Species
Rossioglossum grande

Rossioglossum is a genus that consist of 6 species.


The genus is distributed from Mexico through Panama.


The genus was separated from Odontoglossum because of their free lip perpendicular to the column with auriculate basal lobes and a specialized callus.


Grow plants in cool to intermediate temperatures in partial shade to bright light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark.


The genus is named after Ross, an English orchid collector in Barker, Mexico and the greek word Greek glossa, which means tongue

Species Edit

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