Rhyncholaelia digbyana

Rhyncholaelia digbyana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Rhyncholaelia
Species: Rhynch. digbyana
Binomial name
Rhyncholaelia digbyana
[Lindley]Schlechter 1918

Rhyncholaelia digbyana is a plant in the genus Rhyncholaelia.


Plant blooms in the summer with up to two 17 cm wide flowers. The species is fragrant during night time.

Rhyncholaelia digbyana was first hybridized in 1889 with Cattleya mossiae creating Bc. digbyano-mossiae.


Plant is found growing on brush and bushes in Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico


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.


Rhyncholaelia digbyana'Red Lip' rhyncholaelia digbyana'Red Lip' Sepals, petals, and lip are green. Lip has an red edge.


Common Name: Digby's Beaked Laelia


  1. Bletia digbiyana [Lindley]Rchb.f 1861
  2. *Brassavola digbyana Lindley 1846
  3. Brassavola digbyana var fimbripetala [Ames] H.G. Jones 1962
  4. Cattleya digbyana hort. ex Gentil
  5. Laelia digbyana [Lindley]Benth. 1880
  6. Laelia digbyana var fimbripetala Ames 1932
  7. Rhyncholaelia digbyanan f. fimbripetala [Ames] Hawkes 1964

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