Probably the most famous collector of orchids of his time. Despite the loss of a hand (in an accident in Cuba), Roezl travelled the world and discovered more than 800 species of orchid, with more than forty named in his honour. There is a statue (depicting him holding an orchid with a Native American kneeling beside him) of Roezl in Prague, located on the southern end of Charles Square.
Klaboch later died of yellow fever.
Through Saint Louis they left to Denver. 6 September 1872: Denver Roezl collected Yucca angustifolia (6 boxes) and Calochortus (1000).
He was robbed here and left to New Mexico. Left again to California.
31 October 1872: San Francisco From San Francisco he left to Acapulco and to the surrounding Sierra Madre where he collected over 2000 orchids.
When looking for the Oncidium tigrinum orchid, he climbed to 3000 metres above sea level From Mexico he left for Caracas. 10 February 1873: Caracas Roezl was looking for an unknown orchid called "flor de mayo".
Collected 8 boxes and left for Mexico via Havana.
Then left for Havana and to New York again. From New York travelled to Peru.
August 1873: Peru He climbed the 5000 metres high mountains to bring back more than 10.000 orchids to Lima. Roezl then travelled to southern Peru.
Bolivia, Ecuador He visited lake Titicaca, Louisiana Paz and through the Illimani mountain walked the Yungas territory, bringing back many orchids.
Once again climbed the Andes, visited Ecuador, Chimborazo mountain and at the 6000 metres above sea level he discovered the new Pescatorea roezlii orchid. April 1874: London 1875: Prague Among the orchids named in his honour are: Miltoniopsis roezlii Pescatorea roezlii Selenipedium roezlii Sobralia roezlii genus Roezliella Other plants named in his honour: Zamia roezlii - a cycad of the family Zamiaceae Ribes roezlii - Sierra gooseberry List of plants described by Roezl can be found here.