Rodriguezia pubescens (Lindl.) Rchb.f.1852
Plant and Flower Photos by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Dissection drawing Drawing by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Hairy [Column] Rodriguezia
Found in eastern and southern Brazil as a miniature sized twig epiphyte with small pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, to 65" [to 15 cm] long, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.
CAUTION The Flower photo above is suspiciously like R bracteata [Pabst & Dungs interpretation]
Synonyms Burlingtonia pubescens Lindl. 1851; Rodriguezia lindenii Cogn. 1892
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing hmm;