Rodriguezia dodsoniana Medina 2019 Photo by © H Medina and The Ecuagenera Website

Fragrant Partial shadeWarm Summer Fall Winter

Common Name Dodson's Rodriguezia [American Botanist specializing in Ecuadorian Orchids current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Morona Santiago province of Ecuador in secondary forests and grasslands areas at elevations around 800 to 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, flattened, oblong pseudobulb enveloped by 1 to 2, semipapyraceous, conduplicate sheaths that are articulate to the elliptic to lanceolate, conduplicate, acuminate, leathery, cataphyls and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, flattened, tightly acuminate leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on lateral, racemose, distichous, arising from the base of the pseudobulb, peduncel provided basally with ascending, papyraceous, acute, tubular sheaths, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, 9 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying showy, slightly citrus scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 Medina, J Portilla & I Portilla photo/drawing fide;