Rodriguezia compacta Schltr. 1923 Photo by the Costa Rica Linda Website

Yellow Flower Variety Photo by Gaspar Silvera and his Orquideas Tropicales Orchid Website


Common Name The Compact Rodriguezia

Flower Size 1" [.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama often on fruit trees at elevations of 15 to 200 meters as a miniature to just small sized, hot growing epiphyte with compressed, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by 3 to 6 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying coriaceous, articulate, oblong to elliptic, broadly rounded to obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on a lateral, 1 to several at a time, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered, racemose inflorescence that is much shorter than the leaves and carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 144. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1148 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1578 Mora & Atwood 1993 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Fieldiana, Flora Costa Ricensis Family #39 Orchidaceae Atwood & Retana 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide;