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Rhyncholaelia

Rhyncholaelia glauca plate
Rhyncholaelia glauca from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Alliance:
Genus: Rhyncholaelia
Schlecter 1918
Type Species
Rhyncholaelia glauca


Rhyncholaelia, abbreviated Rhynch in horticultural trade, is a small genus of two species from the orchid family (Orchidaceae).

DistributionEdit

They are distributed from Mexico to Honduras.

DescriptionEdit

This genus use to belong to the genus Brassavola but was separated By Rudolf Schlecter in 1918

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with full sun. Plant is a cool to warm growing orchid species. Plants prefer dry outs between watering. Water approximately once a week. Plants should not be excessively watered. Assure that the roots are never soggy. Plant can also be mounted. Reduce watering during the winter.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after its elongated fruit and its similarities to the genus Laelia.

Species Edit

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