Rhy. retusa 'Christina' photo by Australian Orchid Council

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Orchid Species: Rhynchostylis retusa

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Rhynchostylis retusa is an orchid species identified by (L.) Blume in 1825.
Genus
Rhynchostylis (Rhy.)
Grex
retusa
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(L.) Blume
Year
1825
ORIGIN: Comes from the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Western Himalayas, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, and the Philippines in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of sea-level to 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This is a medium sized, hot to cool growing species with stout, repent, short stem carrying to 12, curved, fleshy, ligualte, deeply channeled, keeled, praemorse or retuse apically leaves and blooms on an axillary, pendant, to 2' [60 cm]long, racemose, densely many flowered, cylyndrical inflorescence that occurs in the winter and early spring and requires even water and fertilizer year round.

FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Aerides Aer guttata 1832 (Lindl.) Roxb.
Add+ Aerides Aer praemorsa 1805 Willd.
Add+ Aerides Aer undulata 1820 Sm. in A.Rees
Add+ Gastrochilus Gchls blumei 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Gastrochilus Gchls garwalicus 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Gastrochilus Gchls retusus 1891 (L.) Kuntze
Add+ Gastrochilus Gchls rheedei 1891 (Wight) Kuntze
Add+ Gastrochilus Gchls spicatus 1891 (D.Don) Kuntze
Add+ Limodorum Limo retusum 1799 (L.) Sw.
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy albiflora 2002 I.Barua & Bora
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy garwalica 1864 (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy guttata 1854 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Rhynchostylis Rhy praemorsa 1825 (Willd.) Blume
Add+ Saccolabium Slm furcatum 1862 B.S.Williams
Add+ Saccolabium Slm garwalicum 1858 Lindl.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm guttatum 1832 (Lindl.) Wall.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm heathii 1885 auct.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm macrostachyum 1841 Lindl.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm retusum 1845 (L.) Voigt
Add+ Saccolabium Slm rheedei 1851 Wight
Add+ Saccolabium Slm spicatum 1833 (D.Don) Lindl.
Add+ Aerides Aer retusa 1800 (L.) Sw.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm blumei 1841 Lindl.
Add+ Saccolabium Slm turneri 1894 B.S.Williams
Add+ Aerides Aer spicata 1825 D.Don
Add+ Sarcanthus Snths guttatus 1831 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi hippium 1825 Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
Add+ Epidendrum Epi indicum 1810 Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
Add+ Orchis Orchis lanigera 1837 Blanco
Add+ Epidendrum Epi retusum 1753 L.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Rhy. retusa 'Summerland' (4 awards in 1991) Rhy. retusa 'Christina' (2 awards from 2009 to 2016) Rhy. retusa 'Keith' (2 awards in 2015) Rhy. retusa 'Keiths' (2 awards in 2000) Rhy. retusa 'Crownfox' (2 awards from 1997 to 1999) Rhy. retusa 'Chris' (2 awards from 1977 to 1981) Rhy. retusa 'Belleair' (2 awards from 1971 to 1976) Rhy. retusa 'Charlie' (2018) Rhy. retusa 'Nico' (2018) Rhy. retusa 'Beach' (2017) Rhy. retusa 'Crownfox Delicado' (2016) Rhy. retusa 'Pink Huntan' (2012) Rhy. retusa 'Pink Beauty' (2011) Rhy. retusa 'Bright Pink' (2010) Rhy. retusa 'Shala' (2010) Rhy. retusa h.f. alba 'Hanlin' (2010) Rhy. retusa 'Best of Show' (2010) Rhy. retusa 'God's Handiwork' (2009) Rhy. retusa 'Dad DeOms' Delight' (2009) Rhy. retusa 'Burma' (2006)
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Rhynchostylis retusa - The Foxtail Orchid by Anu Dharmani. It is also known by the names of Aerides spicatum, Epidendrum retusum, Gastrochilus retusa, Saccolabium berkeleyi and Saccolabium guttatum. It is commonly known by the name of ‘foxtail orchid’. Wom... 0
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