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Rhynchostele

Rhynchostele bictoniensis plate
Rhynchostele bictoniensis plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Rhynchostele
Rchb.f. 1852
Type Species
Rhynchostele pygmaea


Rhynchostele is a small genus of the orchid family.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the cool forest from Mexico through north western Venezuela.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus are epiphytes which have short creeping rhizomes and erect pendant flowers.

CultureEdit

Grow in cool to intermediate conditions with moderate light. Water the plant right before the potting mix starts to dry. Plants should be potted in a well drain medium such as medium fir bark.

NamingEdit

The genus is named after its extended beak-like rostellum

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cymbiglossum Halbinger 1983
  2. Lemboglossum Halb. 1984
  3. Amparoa Schltr. 1923

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit

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