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Orchid Species: Rhynchostele bictoniensis

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Rhynchostele bictoniensis is an orchid species identified by (Bateman) Soto Arenas & Salazar in 1993.
Genus
Rhynchostele (Rst.)
Grex
bictoniensis
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Bateman) Soto Arenas & Salazar
Year
1993
ORIGIN: Found in Hidalgo, Veracruz, Pueble, Oaxaca an Chiapas states of Mexico as a large sized species and the third photo is of one in situ on the roadside between Tuxtla Gutierrez and San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. This large, cold to cool growing epiphytic or terrestrial species is found on trees in humid forests, on rock on cliffs and terrestrially, at 2000 to 3200 meters in altitude in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.

DESCRIPTION: A large sized species with elliptic, laterally compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 2 to 3, conduplicate, foliaceous bracts and carrying apically a single, elliptic-lanceolate, conduplicate leaf and it blooms on a erect, basal, to 1' [30cm] long, simple or few branched inflorescence arising on a newly formed pseudobulb with narrowly elliptic-lanceolate bracts in the winter and spring. It requires medium shade, even watering and humidity while in growth, and a cold, drier winter.

FLOWER SIZE: To 1 1/2 inches [to 3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Cyrtochilum Cyr bictoniense 1838 Bateman
Add+ Lemboglossum Lem bictoniense 1988 (Bateman) Halb. ex Soto Arenas
Add+ Odontoglossum Odm bictoniense 1840 (Bateman) Lindl.
Add+ Rhynchostele Rst bictoniense
Add+ Zygopetalum Z africanum 1840 Hook.
Add+ Rhynchostele Rst bictoniensis f. alba
Add+ Amparoa Amp bictoniensis 2009 (Bateman) Archila
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