Rhynchostele maculata (La Llave & Lex.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1824 Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Todd Kennedy.

Another Color Form

Plant and Flowers In Situ Central Mexico

Another Plant Photo by Eduoard Faria.


Common Name The Spotted Rhynchostele

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.5 cm]

Found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrerro, Mexico, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz states of Mexico and Guatemala at elevations of 1750 to 3000 meters in humid, montane, pine-oak forests on trees and rocks as a small to medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphyte with smooth, oblong, laterally compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 1 to 2 basal, foliaceous or not sheaths carrying a single [rarely 2], apical, lanceolate, apiculate, basally cuneate leaf that blooms from the fall through the spring on a basal, erect, rarely branched, to 2' [60 cm] long, several [3 to 6] flowered inflorescence arising through the leaf axil as a new growth matures with lanceolate, acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Amparoa maculata (Lex.) Archila 2009; Brassia oestlundiana L.O.Williams 1951; Cymbiglossum maculatum (La Llave & Lex.) Halb. 1983; Cymbiglossum madrense (Rchb. f.) Halb. 1983; Lemboglossum maculatum (La Llave & Lex.) Halb. 1894; Odontoglossum anceps Lem. 1856; Odontoglossum lueddemannii Regel 1859; *Odontoglossum maculatum La Llave & Lex. 1824; Oncidium [Lex] maculatum Beer 1854; Rhynchostele duvivieriana (Rchb.f.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993; Rhynchostele maculata subsp oestlundiana [L.O.Wms.] Sto Arenas & Jimenez 2008

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum maculatum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum maculatum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odnontoglossum maculatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as lemboglossum maculatum photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 5 2007 drawing; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1081/2 Hagsater & Soto 2008 as R maculata ssp oestlundiana drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide