Rhynchostele majalis (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1993

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Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Guatemala and Mexico in cloud forests at elevations of 2750 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with rectangular-ellipsoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 2 to 3 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic to ligulate, obtuse to subacute leaf with a basal, conduplicate pseudopetiole that blooms on a short, few [2 to 4] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging growth that is shorter than the leaves occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Amparoa majalis (Rchb.f.) Archila 2009; Cymbiglossum majale (Rchb.f.) Halb. 1983; Lemboglossum majale (Rchb. f.) Halb. 1984; *Odontoglossum majale Rchb. f. 1886; Odontoglossum platycheilum Rolfe 1892; Odontoglossum platycheilum Weathers 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum majale; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 3 1973 as Odontoglossum majale photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 8(2) Hagsater 1982 as Odontoglossum majale photo/drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): Halbinger 1984 as Lemboglossum majale; Icones Orchidacearum I plate 53 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 as Lemboglossum majale drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Lemboglossum majale 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 as Lemboglossum majale photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 as Lemboglossum majalephoto fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #9 2014 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018