Rodriguezia lehmannii Rchb. f. 1883 SECTION Rodriguezia Photo by John Varigos and His Orchid webpage

Another Flower Color Photo by Noble Bashor


Common Name Lehmann's Rodriguezia [German Orchid Collector Andean South America 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Ecuador, Henry Teuscher said it was collected at 3400 ft, 20-30 miles from the Town of Ducur

Found as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing, twig epiphyte in Antioquia and Valle de Cauca Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests on guava trees, old coffee plantations and orange groves at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters with narrowly elliptical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs with no sheaths carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptical, conduplicate towards the base, acute leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an basal, 1" [2.5 cm] long, racemose, pendant to arching, few [1 to 5] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and carrying flowers that are fragrant in the morning..

Synonyms Rodriguezia teuscheri Garay 1958

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1893 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 6 1959 photo as R teusheri; ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 280 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 4 2004 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007