Rodriguezia candida Bateman ex Lindl. 1837


Photos by Maarten Sepp


Common Name The White Rodriguezia

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Surinam, Venezuela and Brazil at lower elevations as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with strongly compressed, ridged, clustered pseduobulbs enveloped basallly by 2 to 3, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, bright shiney green, mid nerve sulcate, rather broadly obtuse and finely mucronate apically, linear, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the summer on an axillary, short, arching to pendant, few [1 to 7] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly forming growth and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Burlingtonia candida Lindl. 1837; Burlingtonia farmeri B.S.Williams 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Edwards's Bot. Reg. 23: sub t. 1927. 1837 as Burlingtonia candida; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora De Venezuela Vol XV Parte 5 Foldats 1970; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo not = R venusta; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 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 hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo hmm