Rhynchostele candidula (Rchb.f.) Soto Arenas & Salazar 1993 Photo by © JM VP and The Orquideas Mexicanas Website


Common Name The White Rhynchostele

Flower Size 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm]

Found in southwestern Mexico in Oaxaca and Guerrero states in humid mixed forests at elevations of 2300 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye with ovate, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3, thin dry sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, acute, keeled, narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an basal, through the axil of the basal sheath, erect to arching, 5 to 7" [12.5 to 17.5 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying showy, firm textured, long lasting flowers

Synonyms Amparoa candidula (Rchb.f.) Archila 2009; Lemboglossum candidulum (Rchb.f.) Halb. 1984; Odontoglossum apterum var. candidulum (Rchb.f.) Halb. 1976; Odontoglossum candidulum (Rchb.f.) Halb. 1982; Odontoglossum nebulosum subvar. candissimum A.H.Kent 1887; *Odontoglossum nebulosum var. candidulum Rchb.f. 1867

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ORQUIDEA (Méx. ) 8(2) Hagsater 1982 as Odontoglossum candidulum drawing/photo fide; ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): Halbinger 1984 as Lemboglossum candidulum; *Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 147. Soto, Salazar y Rojas 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Bakers 2006;