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Accepted name by KEW: Maxillaria[edit]


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Cymbidieae
Subtribus: Maxillariinae
Genus: Rhetinantha
Species: (14)
R. aciantha – R. acuminata – R. cerifera – R. encyclioides – R. friedrichsthalii – R. mariaisabeliae – R. monacensis – R. neilii – R. notylioglossa – R. ophiodens – R. pastorellii – R. schistostele – R. scorpioidea – R. witsenioides


Rhetinantha M.A.Blanco, Lankesteriana 7: 534 (2007)


  • Blanco, M.A.(2007)Lankesteriana: La Revista Cientifica .... 7(3): 534.
  • Blanco, M. A., Carnevali, G., Whitten, W.M., Singer, R.B., Koehler, S., Williams, N.H., Ojeda, I., Neubig, K.M. & Endara, L. (2007) Generic realignments in Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae), Lankesteriana 7(3): 515–537.
  • Mirenda, T. (2009) Maxillaria: species are moved to new genera reflecting the results of DNA research, Orchids, 78 (2): 84-85.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2014. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 5: Epidendroideae (Part two); page 193 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-850713-0
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Rhetinantha in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Feb. 8. Reference page
  • Emonocot.org 2013. Rhetinantha in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 25.
  • Tropicos.org 2013. Rhetinantha. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Feb. 8.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2013. Rhetinantha. Published online. Accessed Feb. 8 2013.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America 
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest.
  • Continental: Southern America 
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central.
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá.
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Venezuela.
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

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