Rhynchostele uroskinneri (Lindl.) Lindl. 1859 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Anotther Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo by Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Flower Closeup Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name Ure-Skinner's Rhynchostele [English ORchid Collector in Guatemala]

Flower Size to 2 1/2" [to 6.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico on rocks at high elevations as a large sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with ovoid, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs subtended by 3 to 4 foliaceous sheaths carrying 1 to 3, flexuous, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on a rigidly erect, usually simple, 3' [90 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate bracts and showy, long-lasting, fragrant flowers occuring in the summer and fall.

Synonyms Amparoa uroskinneri (Lindl.) Archila 2009; Cymbiglossum uroskinneri (Lindl.) Halb. 1983; Lemboglossum uroskinneri [Lindl.] Halbinger 1984; *Odontoglossum uroskinneri Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum uroskinneri; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum uro-skinneri drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Odontoglossum uroskinneri; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo as Odontoglossum uro-skinneri; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 659 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide