Rodriguezia fernandezii Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989 Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name Fernandez' Rodriguezia [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at an elevation of 120 to 300 meters in hot tropical wet forests of Peru with elliptic-oblong, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs envwloped basally by 5 to 6 distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, leathery, elliptic to oblong, shiny light yellow green, obtuse and bilobed apically, taper and become conduplicate into the short, narrow, petiole-like base leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, arcuate-pendant, 1.5" [3.75 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb through the sheath axils occuring in the late summer and fall.

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0164 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing hmmish; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006