Rhynchostele aptera

Rhynchostele aptera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Rhynchostele
Species: Rhync. aptera
Binomial name
Rhyncostele aptera
(Lex.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993

Rhynchostele aptera is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Rhynchostele.


Plant blooms at anytime of the year with two to five 10 cm wide flowers.


Plants are found in the oak and pine forest of Sinaloa, Durango, Jalisaco, Michoacan, Guerrerro, Mexico, Moreles, and Oaxaxa states of Mexico at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters


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.


Common name: The Wing-Less Rhynchostele


  1. Cymbiglossum apterum (La Llave & Lex.) Halb. 1983
  2. Lemboglossum apterum (La Llave & Lex.) Halb. 1984
  3. Odontoglossum acuminatum Lindl. 1852
  4. *Odontoglossum apterum La Llave & Lex. 1825
  5. Odontoglossum maxillare Lindl. 1847
  6. Odontoglossum nebulosum Lindl. 1838
  7. Oncidium apterum [Lex] Beer 1854
  8. Oncidium anceps Beer 1854
  9. Oncidium maxillare (Lindl.) Beer 1854
  10. Oncidium rossii Beer 1854
  11. Rhynchostele aptera (La Llave & Lex.) M.A.Soto Arenas & G.A.Salazar 1993

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