Rodriguezia pulcherrima Bogarín, Pupulin & Medina 2008 Photos by © Pupulin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

part Sun Hot Spring

Common Name The Lovely Rodriguezia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Northern Ecuador and possibly southern Colombia at elevations of 30 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a terete, rhizomatous stem giving rise every 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] to ovoid, laterally flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leaf-bearing sheaths and each carrying conduplicate, acute to obtuse to retuse, abaxially provided with a short apicule, coriaceous, sub-pruinose-tesselate, oblong to narrowly elliptic apical leaf and elliptic to lanceolate basal leaves that bloom in the spring on a lateral, racemsoe, distichous, arising from the base of the pseuobulb, to 12" [30 cm] long, erect, few to several flowered inflorescence enveloped by 10" [25 cm] of papyraceous, tubular, acute sheaths and large showy flowers

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ; IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Am Orch Soc. Bulletin "Orchids" Vol 77 #9 Lindleyana pg 15 2008

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