Rhyncholaelia, abbreviated Rl. in the horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids (family Orchidaceae), comprising 2 species. They are distributed in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. Both species were originally published in Brassavola by Lindley. In 1918, Schlechter erected the new genus Rhyncholaelia and moved Brassavola digbyana Lindl. 1846 and Brassavola glauca Lindl. 1839 into it.
- Rl. Aristocrat (= Rl. glauca × Rl. digbyana), registered by M. Roccaforte (1973) as Brassavola Aristocrat
- Rl. Memoria Coach Blackmore (= Rl. digbyana × Rl. Aristocrat), registered by S. Blackmore (2003)
- "Rhyncholaelia Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 477 (1918). Rhyncholaelia digbyana (Lindl.) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 477 (1918). Rhyncholaelia glauca (Lindl.) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 477 (1918).", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, downloaded from http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
Rhyncholaelia digbyana is the national flower of Honduras. Best grown mounted, but no moss for padding or retaining mioisture. The roots like to dry off quickly. They prefer high light conditions.
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