(pronounced: rink-oh-LAY-ee-lee-ah)


Epidendreae subtribe Laeliinae

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From the Greek rhynchos, meaning snout, and Laelia, a genus of orchids, referring to the beaked fruit used to distinguish this genus from Laelia.


A genus of two species in Mesoamerica. Rhyncholaelia has been included in a broadly defined Brassavola and R. digbyana is the Brassavola component of most complex horticultural hybrids such as ? Brassolaeliocattleya.

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Dressler, R. L. 1959. Relationships of Brassavola digbyana. Orchid Rev. 67(791):155-156.

Hawkes, A. D. 1964. Rhyncholaelia digbyana. Orchid Rev. 72(853):262.

Oesterreich, H. 1967. Uber die Pollinienzahl bei Brassavola cucullata (L.) R. Br. und Laelia glauca (Lindl.) Benth. Die Orchidee 18(5):253-256.