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Rhynchostylis

Rhynchostylis coelestis plate
Rhynchostylis coelestis plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Alliance:
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

DistributionEdit

Plants are distributed from India to south central China and Malesia

DescriptionEdit

This genus is distinguished by its one-lobed lip.

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

This genus is named after its beak-like viscidium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Anota Schlechter 1914

Species Edit


ReferencesEdit

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