Rhynchostele hortensiae

Rhynchostele hortensiae

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

Rhynchostele hortensiae is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Rhynchostele.


Plant blooms in the spring with up to fifteen 10 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in the open forest of Costa Rica at elevations around 1700 to 2500 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 Garden Rhynchostele


  1. Cymbiglossum hortensiae (Lucas Rodr.) Halb. 1983
  2. Lemboglossum hortensiae (Lucas Rodr.) Halb. 1984
  3. *Odontoglossum hortensiae Lucas Rodr. 1979

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