Rhynchostele ehrenbergii (Link, Klotzsch & Otto) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright © 2002 All rights reserved.


Common Name Ehrenberg's Rhynchostele [German Botanist and Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Mexico as a miniature to small sized, cold to cold growing epiphyte that is similar to L. rossii but much smaller with ovate to roundish, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a pair of leafless sheaths and carrying an apical, single, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, leathery, acute, conduplicate below into the elongate, petiole-like base leaf and blooms on a basal, short to 6" [6 to 15 cm], few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth occuring in the spring.

Synonyms Amparoa ehrenbergii (Link, Klotzsch & Otto) Archila 2009; Cymbiglossum ehrenbergii (Link, Klotzsch & Otto) Halb. 1983; Lemboglossum ehrenbergii (Link, Klotzsch & Otto) Halb. 1984; Odontoglossum dawsonianum Rchb.f. 1865; *Odontoglossum ehrenbergii Link, Klotzsch & Otto 1841; Odontoglossum rossii var. ehrenbergii (Link, Klotzsch & Otto) H.J. Veitch 1877; Oncidium ehrenbergii (Link, Klotzsch & Otto) Beer 1854

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979 as Odontoglossum ehrenbergii; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 8(2) Hagsater 1982 as Odontoglossum ehrenbergii drawing/photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): Halbinger 1984 as Lemboglossum ehrenbergii; *Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 149. Soto, Salazar y Rojas 1993; 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 656 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fdie