Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Chondrorhyncha
Lindl. 1846
Type Species
Chondrorhyncha rosea

The genus Chondrorhyncha abbreviated as Chdrh. in horticultural trade, is made up of around 27 species


Species in this genus are distributed from Central and South America with the largest concentration in the Andes mountains of Colombia


Plants have fan shaped leaves and a single flower


Keep plant at intermediate to warm temperatures with high humidity. Keep plant in moderate lighting. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite. Plant is best grown in a basket Potting media should never be allowed to dry out.


The genus is named after the beak-like rostellum of the flower


  1. Warscewiczella Rchb.f.
  2. Warszewiczella Benth. & Hkr.f

Species Edit

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