Rodriguezia bracteata (Vell.) Hoehne 1952 Photo by Marcelo Rodrigues and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Maria Yamassaki. Plant from Hideto Yamassaki's colllection

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Common Name The Bracted Rodriguezia

Flower Size 1 3/4" [3 cm]

Found in Peru and southern Brazil, Atlantic Forest, Serra do Mar Mountains, from São Paulo and Parana States with oblong, compressed, pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4 leaf-like bracts and a single, apical, strap-shaped leaf that blooms on an axillary, arcuate-pendant, 8" [20 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall and early winter.

This species is similar to Rodriguesia venusta from the state of Espirito Santo and Rodriguezia sp Brazil cf venusta below.

Synonyms Burlingtonia fragrans Lindl. 1837;; *Epidendrum bracteatum Vell. 1831; Rodriguezia fragrans (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1852; Rodriguezia venusta Cogn 1902 not Rchb.f

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide