!Condylago rodrigoi Luer 1982

Inflorescence Photo by © Ron Ehlers and courtesy of Patricia Harding

Common Name Rodrigo's Condylago [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1/8" [5 mm]

Endemic to the Dept of Antioquia, Colombia at elevations of 1400 to 1600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short ramicaul enveloped basally by 1 to 2 dry sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a loose, flexuous, successively many flowered, 10" [25 cm] long, arching, racemose inflorescence holding the pubescent flower well above the leaves.

Synonyms Stelis rodrigoi (Luer) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orquideología 15(2-3): 118. 1982; Systematics of the Pleurothallidinae Vol 1 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Acostea, Condylago and Porroglossum Vol 4 1987; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 11 1998 photo; Lindleyana 16: 266. 2001 as Stelis rodrigoi; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 drawing fide;