*Epidendrum rhynchophorum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Beak-Carrying Epidendrum

Flower Size 1 3/4" [4cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as a small to medium sized, cool to war mgrowing epiphyte occuring at altitudes of 950 to 1500 meters in wet montane forests with loosely clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an apical, 10" [25 cm] long, simple, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence that arises from a newly forming psuedobulb occuring with very fragrant 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; Hormidium rhynchophorum Withner & Harding 2004; Prosthechea rhynchophora (A. Rich. & Galeotti) W. E. Higgins 1997