Rhynchostele cervantesii

Rhynchostele cervantesii

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

Rhynchostele cervantesii is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Rhynchostele.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with up to six 7 cm flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing on rocky slopes and in the pine and oak forest of Durango, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrerro, Mexico, Moreles and Oaxaca states of Mexico at elevations of 1400 to 3200 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. Reduce watering during the winter.


Rhynchostele cervantesii white Rhynchostele cervantesii variant Sepals and petals are white with striped centers, lip is white


Common name: Cervantes' Rhynchostele


  1. Cymbiglossum cervantesii (La Llave & Lex.) Halb. 1983
  2. Lemboglossum cervantesii [La Llave & Lex.] Halbinger 1984
  3. *Odontoglossum cervantesii LaLave & Lex. 1824
  4. Odontoglossum cervantesii LaLave & Lex. var membranaceum Lindley 1852
  5. Odontoglossum membranaceum Lindley 1838
  6. Oncidium cervantesii Beer 1854
  7. Oncidium membranaceum Beer 1854
  8. Rhynchostele cervantesii subsp. membranacea (Lindl.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993

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