Rhyncholaelia digbyana

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Rhyncholaelia digbyana
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Rhyncholaelia digbyana flower
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Rhyncholaelia
R. digbyana
Binomial name
Rhyncholaelia digbyana
(Lindl.) Schltr. (1918)

Rhyncholaelia digbyana is a species of orchid occurring from Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica.

The orchid has been discovered by José Antonio Molina Rosito, a Honduran botanist and Professor emeritus at the Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture. [1]

Rhyncholaelia digbyana was declared the national flower of Honduras (Flor Nacional de Honduras) on 1969 November 26. [2]

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  1. "Cámara Junior y Municipalidad de San Pedro Sula ofrecen homenaje al Profesor Antonio Molina en el Recital de Otoño". Zamonoticias. 2004-07-14. Archived from the original on February 18, 2005. Retrieved 2008-06-22.(in Spanish)
  2. "Simbolos Patrios" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2008-06-22.

Rhyncholaelia digbyana at the Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia