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Rhynchostylis coelestis

Rhynchostylis coelestis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
SubTribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Rhynchostylis
Species: Rhy. coelestis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Rhynchostylis coelestis
(Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. ex Veitch 1891


Rhynchostylis coelestis is an species in the genus Rhynchostylis.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from summer to fall with many 2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the lowland forest of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam at elevations of 0 to 700 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are best grown hanged in baskets and on mounted and require moderate sun light and cool to 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.

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Rhynchostylis coelestis var alba Rhynchostylis coelestis var. alba Sepals, petals, and lip are white.
Rhynchostylis coelestis purpledge Rhynchostylis coelestis variant Sepals and petals are white with purple edges, and lip are purple.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Sky-Blue Rhynchostylis

SynonymsEdit

  1. *Saccolabium coeleste Rchb. f. 1885
  2. Vanda pseudo-coerulescens Guillaumin 1830

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