Rhynchostylis coelestis plate
Rhynchostylis coelestis plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Rhynchostylis
Blume 1825
Type Species
Rhynchostylis retusa

The genus Rhynchostylis, abbreviated as Rhy in horticultural trade, is a member of the Orchid family (Orchidaceae), consisting of 3 species


Plants are distributed from India to south central China and Malesia


This genus is distinguished by its one-lobed lip.


Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and usually require moderate sun light and warm temperatures. If hunged the roots must be watered frequently. Plants should be grown in media that is well drained such as tree fern fibers (for small plants), medium fir bark, or sphagnum moss.


This genus is named after its beak-like viscidium


  1. Anota Schlechter 1914

Species Edit


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