Rossioglossum grande

 
        

Species/Hybrid
Species 
Tribe/Family
Oncidiinae 
Parentage
 
Size
Flowering Size 
Code
S340 
Price
R 250,00 

The Clown Orchid because in the centre of the lip (anther cap and crest) you will see a tiny little clown-man hiding away
also: Boca de Tigre (Tiger's Mouth)
Showy, long-lasting, waxy, large yellow and mahogany striped flowers.


ORIGIN/HABITAT: Guatemala near Guatemala City at elevations up to 8600 ft. (2600 m). According to Veitch, "It was discovered by Mr. G. Ure Skinner, in 1839, in dark ravines near the city of Guatemala, and afterwards in other localities, but invariably in a climate of which the ordinary range of temperature is between 60-70F (15-20C), and in situations where it is secure of moisture and constant shade." The climate data indicates cooler night temperatures than those reported, but it is assumed that the remainder of the report is an accurate description of the habitat. It is also reported as being found in Mexico, in the state of Chiapas, with no other habitat information Source: Charles Baker 

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