Rodriguezia granadensis (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1852

Green variety

Pinkish variety in situ Guatepe, Antioquia Colombia 8/12

Photos by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Colombian Rodriguezia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia in premontane border forests as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1300 to 1900 meters with ovoid, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped completely by several imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acute, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on a axillary, pendant, 3 to 6" [7.5 to 15 cm] long, loosely 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb through the leaf axil.

Synonyms *Burlingtonia granadensis Lindl. 1846

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orquideologia Vol 27 #1 2010 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 83 #2 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide