Rossioglossum grande

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Tiger orchid
Odontoglossum grande Orchi 001.jpg
Rosioglossum grande
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
Subtribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Rossioglossum
Species: R. grande
Binomial name
Rossioglossum grande
(Lindl.) Garay & G.C.Kenn.
  • Odontoglossum grande Lindl.
  • Odontoglossum grande var. aureum Stein
  • Rossioglossum grande var. aureum (Stein) Garay & G.C.Kenn.
  • Rossioglossum grande f. aureum (Stein) Christenson

Rossioglossum grande (tiger orchid) is an epiphytic species of orchid native to the area from Chiapas to Costa Rica.[1][2] The plant may grow four to eight flowers, each may reach up to 13 inches in diameter. The flowers are a glossy bright golden yellow with brown barring. Larger pedals are yellow with the lower half red-brown. The lip is white and sometimes flecked with red-brown. The pseudobulbs carry a gray-green color to them, and grow from 4 to 10 cm, each with two leaves. It prefers hot, wet summers and cool, dry winters.[3][4] It mainly flowers in the winter.[5][6]

Tiger Orchid flower


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Breedlove, D.E. 1986. Flora de Chiapas. Listados Florísticos de México 4: i–v, 1–246.
  3. ^ Nash, Ned; Rose, James (September 2005). September – October Checklist. Central Ontario Orchid Society. 
  4. ^ Pridgeon, Alec (November 1, 1992). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids. Timber Press. p. 253. ISBN 0-88192-267-6. 
  5. ^ Banks, David P (February 25, 2005). Orchid Grower's Companion. Timber Press. p. 167. ISBN 0-88192-711-2. 
  6. ^ Hágsater, E. & M. Soto. 2003. Orchids of Mexico. Icones Orchidacearum (Mexico) 5–6: i–xxii, t. 501–t. 700

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