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Rhynchostele galeottiana

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


Rhynchostele galeottiana is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Rhynchostele.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with one to four 7 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the pine and oak forest of Oaxaca and Guerrero states of Mexico at elevations around 3000 meters.

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

Common name: Galeotti's Rhynchostele

SynonymsEdit

  1. Cymbiglossum galeottianum (A. Rich.) Halb.1983
  2. Lemboglossum galeottianum (A. Rich.) Halb. 1984
  3. Odontoglossum galeottianum A. Rich. 1845
  4. Oncidium galeottianum (A. Rich.) Beer 1854


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