Hormidium rhynchiphorum [A Rich. & Gal.] Withner & Harding 2004

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Common Name The Beak-Carrying Hormidium

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as a small to medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte occuring at altitudes of 950 to 2000 meters in wet montane forests with loosely clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, strap-shaped, gradually tapering below into the conduplicate, clasping base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an apical, terminal, 10" [25 cm] long, simple, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence that arises from a newly forming pseudobulb occurring with very fragrant, resupinate flowers.

Puebla Mx., 1494m elev., 6 klm. East of Villa Juarez, epiphytic on pines growing on steep hillside, plentiful on pines only.

Synonyms Encyclia rhynchophora (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Dressler 1961; *Epidendrum rhynchophorum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Hormidium rhynchophorum Withner & Harding 2004; Prosthechea rhynchophora (A. Rich. & Galeotti) W. E. Higgins 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum rhynchophorum; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epidenrum rhynchophorum; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Epidendrum rhynchophorum drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Epidendrum rhynchophorum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 697 Dodson 1982 as Encyclia rhynchophora drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Encyclia rhynchophora drawing fide; *The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Prosthechea rhynchophora photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Prosthechea rhynchophora