Rodriguezia obtusifolia (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1952 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Another Flower Angle Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Blunt-Leaf Rodriguezia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]?

A miniature sized, cool to warm growing, creeping epiphyte from Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil with long stems in between each slightly oblique, smooth and shiney psuedobulbs in youth, with age comes shallow longitidinal grooves and has widely separated, acute, thin, membrane-like sheaths that blooms in the spring on an axillary, arching, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence arising on a newly mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms *Burlingtonia obtusifolia Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen #1 1-4 tafel 1&2 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo plant only; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007

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