!Rodrigueziopsis eleutherosepala (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr. 1920 Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Plant and Flower Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Free Non-Connected Rodrigueziopsis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

A small epiphyte from Parana' and Santa Catarina states of Brazil that occurs in humid, virgin forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, pale green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of, imbricating, close fitting, lower brown, upper green, sheaths all spaced well apart on a rambling, thin rhizome and carrying spreading, sickle-shaped, conduplicate into the petiole-like base leaves and blooms in the winter on a basal, arcuate, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, racemose, laxly many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb through the leaf axils

Synonyms Gomesa eleutherosepala (Barb.Rodr.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; *Rodriguezia eleutherosepala Barb. Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 32 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide

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