Rhynchostele madrensis (Rchb.f.) M.A.Soto Arenas & G.A.Salazar 1993 Photo by © Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website


Common Name The Sierra Madre Rhynchostele [Mountain Range in Mexico]

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca States of Mexico at elevations around 2000 to 2700 meters in mixed cloudforests as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with oblong, clear-green, laterally compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by 1 to 2, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying two, apical, arching, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms i nthe late summer and fall on a basal, through the leaf sheath, 2 to 7 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, widely spread, flowers in an apical cluster ,

Synonyms Amparoa madrensis (Rchb.f.) Archila 2009; Cymbiglossum madrense (Rchb. f.) Halb. 1983; Lemboglossum madrense (Reichenbach f.) F.Halbinger . 1984; *Odontoglossum madrense Reichb.f. 1874; Odontoglossum maxillare Hook.f 1875

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Odontoglossum maxillare lindl. not = R madrensis photo fide; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Odontoglossum maxillare drawing fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 8(2) Hagsater 1982 as Odontoglossum madrense drawing/photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): Halbinger 1984 as Lemboglossum madrense; *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/photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1083 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas De Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #3 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 as Odontoglossum maderense drawing fide;