Rodriguezia refracta (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1853 Photos by Oliver Lenhard.


Common Name The Broken-Off Rodriguezia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte of wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 450 meters with an ellipsoid to ovate-oblong, laterally compressed, sulcate pseudobulb with a few, basal, dry sheaths and a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous, dull green leaf that has a conduplicate petiole and blooms in cultivation {US} in the early fall on a short, pendant, single to few [1 to 7] flowered inflorescence that is shorter than the leaves and has tubular flowers with a fragrance of Potato Beetle.

Synonyms *Burlingtonia refracta Lindl. 1853; Rodriguezia estradae Dodson 1982

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 484 Dodson 1982 as Rodriguezia estradae drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 as R estradae photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as R cf estradae photo not; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 173 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 photo good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo 1st ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo