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

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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; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 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;

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