Rhyncholaelia glauca

Rhyncholaelia glauca

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

Rhyncholaelia glauca is a plant in the genus Rhyncholaelia.


Plants bloom in the spring with a single 12 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.

The original plants were discovered growing near Veracruz, Mexico.


Plants are found in the open montane forest of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala at elevations of 0 to 1500 meters.


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.


Common Name: Glaucous Beaked Laelia


  1. Bletia glauca [Lindley]Rchb.f 1862
  2. *Brassavola glauca Lindley 1839
  3. Laelia glauca [Lindl.] Bth. 1880

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