(pronounced: ross-ee-oh-GLOS-sum)


Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae

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Named for John Ross, an early collector of orchids in Mexico.


Six species ranging from Mexico to Panama, previously included in a broadly defined Odontoglossum Kunth as Odontoglossum section Grandia Pfitzer, Odontoglossum section Rossiorchis Kuntze, or Odontoglossum section Rossioglossum Schlechter.

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Garay, L. A. and G. Kennedy 1976. The genus Rossioglossum. Orchid Digest 40:139-143.

Lückel, E. 1993. Ein bemerkenswerter Fall aus der Arbeit der Bestimmungszentrale: Rossioglossum williamsianum und die verhinderte Hybriden-Registrierung. Die Orchidee 44(1):1-5.