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Rhynchostylis retusa
Typus of Rhynchostylis


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Vandeae
Subtribus: Aeridinae
Genus: Rhynchostylis

Overview of species (5)


R. coelestis – R. cymifera – R. gigantea – R. retusa – R. rieferi



Rhynchostylis Blume, Bijdr.: 285. (1825).


  • Heterotypic
    • Anota Schltr., Die Orchideen: 587 (1914),


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • China
      • China South-Central, Hainan.
  • Asia-Tropical 
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya.
    • Indo-China
      • Andaman Islands, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nicobar Islands, Thailand, Vietnam.
    • Malesia
      • Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Philippines, Sumatera.

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



Primary references


Vernacular names


日本語: リンコスティリス属
перем коми: Ринхостилис
коми: Ринхостилис
кырык мары: Ринхостилис
ไทย: สกุลช้าง
удмурт: Ринхостилис
中文: 钻喙兰属
中文(简体): 钻喙兰属

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