Rodriguezia bockiae D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1995 TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson


Common Name Bock's Rodriguezia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A caespitose, miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic orchid from wet montane forests and old citrus groves in Peru at an altitude of 900 meters with small, laterally complanate pseudobulbs subtended by 1 to 2 foliaceous bracts and a single apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate, subcoriaceous leaf where it blooms on a short to 2.4" [6 cm], axillary, racemose, arcuate-pendant, few [to 10] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly mature pseudobulb and held under the leaf carrying 2 rows of distichous flowers all occuring in the winter in nature.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 371 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo good