Rodriguezia batemanii Poepp. & Endl. 1836 Photo by Milan Vagner

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Bateman's Rodriguezia [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

This small to medium sized, warm to cool growing, caespitose, epiphytic species from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil is found in wet montane forests in upper tree branches of citrus trees at elevations of 350 to 1000 meters with ellipsoid, complanate, ancipitous, ridged, glossy pseudobulbs subtended by several foliaceous bracts and has a single, apical, lanceolate, acute, coriaceous-rigid leaf that has a narrowed conduplicate petiole-like base that blooms on an axillary, 4 3/4" [12 cm] long, laxly arcuate-pendant, racemose, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with 3 distant, lanceolate, acuminate bractas and subsimilar smaller floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with sequential opening flowers occuring in the summer and fall.

Synonyms Burlingtonia batemannii [Poepp. & Endl.] Cogn. 1904; Burlingtonia negrensis Barb. Rodr. 1891; Burlingtonia rubescens Lindley 1837; Rodriguezia batemanii var. speciosa Mansf.; Rodriguezia candida var. batemannii Hort. ex Stein 1892; Rodriguezia leeana var. picta Rchb.f 1885; Rodriguezia negrensis [Barb. Rodr.] Cogn. 1904;

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing hmm; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 10 1964 photo as R batemanii var speciosa; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 583 Dodson 1983 drawing hmm; Native Colombian Orchids VOL 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 370 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 photo not; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo and drawing not corrrect, shows R arevaloi photo not; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide