!Rodriguezia lanceolata Ruiz & Pavon 1798 Photo by Alex Moran


Plant and Flowers in situ Quimbaya Colombia Photos by Jay Pfahl

Part sunWarm to HotMOSTLY Spring

Common Name The Small Lance-Head Rodriguezia

Flower Size about 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in The Leeward and Windward Islands, Trinidad, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Surinam, Guyana, Fr Guiana to Brazil as a small sized, hot to warm growing, erect, caespitose epiphyte found in wet montane forests on smaller branches in bright light at altitudes around 650 to 1500 meters with ellipsoid, compressed, glossy pseudobulbs subtended by several foliaceous bracts equal in length to the single, apical, linear-lanceolate, petiolate, acute, rigid, coriaceous, leaf that is "v" shaped in cross-section and can bloom throughout the year but mostly in the spring on an axillary, to 14" [35 cm] long, several to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts arising on a mature pseudobulb with all the flowers on the top side of the inflorescence.

Synonyms Burlingtonia rosea hort. ex Rand 1894; Pleurothallis coccinea Hooker 1824; Rodriguezia lanceolata Lodd. ; Rodriguezia secunda HBK 1816; Rodriguezia secunda var. panamensis Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as R lanceolata; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as R secunda; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as R secunda; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as R secunda drawing good; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 75. Panama Schlechter 1922 as R secunda; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:106 Schlechter 1924 as R secunda; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957 as R secunda; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as R secunda; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 no 4 1959 photo as R secunda; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as R secunda drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as R secunda photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as R secunda photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970 as R secunda; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as R secunda drawing fide; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 10 1982 photo as R secunda; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 12 1984 photo as R secunda; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as R secunda; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 drawing; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 photo good; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 559 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 70 #2 2006 as R secunda photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide as R secunda; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 79 #3 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #3 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 1 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 drawing fide;