Rhynchostele maculata (La Llave & Lex.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1824

Photo by © Eric Hunt, plant grown by Todd Kennedy.

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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 as Odontoglossum maculatum; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 as Odontoglossum maculatum; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 8(2) Hagsater 1982 as Odontoglossum maculatum drawing/photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): Halbinger 1984 as Lemboglossum maculatum; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as lemboglossum maculatum photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Lemboglossum maculatum photo fide; *Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 150. Soto, Salazar y Rojas 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo 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 fide; 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #2 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #3 2016 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018