Rodriguezia carnea Lindl. 1843 Photo by Dario Melgar

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek

Common Name The Flesh Red Rodriguezia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte in wet montane forests at elevations of 150 to 600 meters with ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several foliaceous bracts and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, short petiolate, acuminate, rigid, narrowed basally into a petiole-like base leaf that is "v" shaped in crosssection and blooms on an axillary, arching to descending, to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, pedunculate, racemose inflorescence with minute floral bracts and closely set, distichous, campanulate flowers occuring in nature in the summer.

Synonyms Burlingtonia carnea Lindl. ex Linden 1881; Rodriguezia minor Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0368 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 558 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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