Rhynchostele majalis

Rhynchostele majalis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Rhynchostele
Species: Rhync. majalis
Binomial name
Rhyncostele majalis
(Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1993

Rhynchostele majalis is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Rhynchostele.


Plant blooms in the spring with two to four 5 cm flowers.


Plant is found growing in the cloud forest of Guatemala and Mexico at elevations of 2750 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 May blooming Rhyncostele


  1. Cymbiglossum majale (Rchb.f.) Halb. 1983
  2. Lemboglossum majale (Rchb. f.) Halb. 1984
  3. *Odontoglossum majale Rchb. f. 1886
  4. Odontoglossum platycheilum Rolfe 1892
  5. Odontoglossum platycheilum Weathers 1892

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