Rodriguezia chasei Dodson & D.E.Benn. 1989 Photo courtesy of Mark Whitten

Common Name Chase's Rodriguezia [American Botanist North Carolina current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru on the eastern slopes of the Andes near Pasco in cool wet montane foersts on the upper branches of primary forest trees at an elevations around 1550 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an oblong, ancipitous, laterally compressed, longitudinally grooved and ridged pseudobulb partially enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating, conduplicate sheaths and carryig a single, apical, lanceolate-oblong, dark green, leathery, obtusely bilobed apically and basally narrowing into a narrow, petiole-like base leaf that blooms in the spring on a to 4" 10 cm] long, 5 to 6 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the leaf axil.


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0163 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Orchidaceae Antillaneae Nir 2000; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide