Rhynchostele maculatum

Rhynchostele maculatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Rhynchostele
Species: Rhync. maculatum
Binomial name
Rhyncostele maculatum
La Llave & Lex.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1824

Rhynchostele maculatum is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Rhynchostele.


Plant blooms from fall through spring with three to six 6.5 cm flowers.


Plant is found growing on trees and rocks in the montane forest of Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrerro, Mexico, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz states of Mexico and Guatemala at elevations of 1750 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.


Common name: The Spotted Rhynchostele


  1. Brassia oestlundiana L.O.Williams 1951
  2. Cymbiglossum maculatum (La Llave & Lex.) Halb. 1983
  3. Cymbiglossum madrense (Rchb. f.) Halb. 1983
  4. Lemboglossum maculatum (La Llave & Lex.) Halb. 1894
  5. Odontoglossum anceps Lem. 1856
  6. Odontoglossum lueddemannii Regel 1859
  7. *Odontoglossum maculatum La Llave & Lex. 1824
  8. Oncidium [Lex] maculatum Beer 1854
  9. Rhynchostele × duvivieriana (Rchb.f.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993

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