Rhynchostylis gigantea

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Rhynchostylis gigantea


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
Species: Rhynchostylis gigantea
Subspecies: (2)
R. g. subsp. gigantea – R. g. subsp. violacea


Rhynchostylis gigantea (Lindl.) Ridl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 32: 356 (1896).


  • Basionym
    • Saccolabium giganteum Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 221 (1833).
  • Homotypic
    • Gastrochilus giganteus (Lindl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 661 (1891).
    • Anota gigantea (Lindl.) Fukuy., Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Taiwan 34: 111 (1944).


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • China
      • Hainan.
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indo-China
      • Andaman Islands, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
    • Malesia
      • Borneo, Malaya, Philippines.

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


Primary references[edit]

  • Ridley, H.N. 1896. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 32: 356.


Vernacular names[edit]

हिन्दी: कोपु फूल
తెలుగు: నక్క తోక పూలుt
ไทย: ช้างกระ
Tiếng Việt: Lan ngọc điểm
中文: 海南钻喙兰
中文(简体): 海南钻喙兰, 钻喙兰

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