!Rodrigueziopsis eleutherosepala (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr. 1920

Photo by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Plant and Flower

Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt

Common Name The Free Non-Connected Rodrigueziopsis

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

A small epiphyte from Parana' and Santa Catarina states of Brazil that occurs in humid, virgin forests at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, pale green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of, imbricating, close fitting, lower brown, upper green, sheaths all spaced well apart on a rambling, thin rhizome and carrying spreading, sickle-shaped, conduplicate into the petiole-like base leaves and blooms in the winter on a basal, arcuate, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, racemose, laxly many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb through the leaf axils

Synonyms Gomesa eleutherosepala (Barb.Rodr.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2009; *Rodriguezia eleutherosepala Barb. Rodr. 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing good; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 as Gomesa eleutherosepalaphoto fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 Photo fide; Orchids of Brazil Vol 1 Oncidinae Baptista, Harding & Neto 2011 photo fide