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Title: Rhyncholaelia  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Brassolaeliocattleya, Potinara, Laeliinae, Floral emblem, Honduras
Collection: Laeliinae Genera
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Rhyncholaelia glauca
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Alliance: Cattleya
Genus: Rhyncholaelia

, abbreviated Rl. in the horticultural trade,[1] 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.[2]

Rhyncholaelia digbyana is the national flower of Honduras



  • 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)

References and external links

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  2. ^ "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
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