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Orchid Species: Rhyncholaelia digbyana

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Rhyncholaelia digbyana is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Schltr. in 1918.
Genus
Grex
digbyana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Schltr.
Year
1918
ORIGIN: Epiphytic plant from Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo states of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A hot to warm growing, medium to large sized, epiphytic plant with 6 [15 cm], elongate, compressed, closely spaced pseudobulbs with a single axillary, elliptic, erect, stiff, fleshy, 8 [20 cm] leaf. The entire plant is glaucous, and the terminal, erect, 3 [7.5 cm] long, inflorescence subtended by a large sheath, bears a single large, lemon scented, flower that appears in the summer.

FLOWER SIZE: To 7 inches [17 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Brassavola B digbyana 1846 Lindl.
Add+ Cattleya C digbyana 1907 (Lindl.) Gentil
Add+ Laelia L digbyana 1884 (Lindl.) Benth. ex Hemsl.
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