Rhynchostele cordatum

Rhynchostele cordatum

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

Rhynchostele cordatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Rhynchostele.


Plant blooms in the spring with four to twelve flowers that are 7.5 cm wide.


Plants are found growing epiphytically and terrestrially in the misty forest of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and in Venezuela at elevations of 1900 to 3000 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.


Rhyncostele cordatum album Rhynchostele cordata var. album Sepals and petals are yellow-green, lip white and yellow.


Common name: The Heart-Shaped Rhynchostele


  1. Cymbiglossum cordatum (Lindl.) Halb. 1983
  2. Lemboglossum cordatum [Lindley]Halbinger 1984
  3. *Odontoglossum cordatum Lindley 1838
  4. Odontoglossum hookeri Lemaire 1856
  5. Odontoglossum maculatum Hook. 1855

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