Rodriguezia rigida (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1852

Photo by Lourens Grobler.

FragrancePart shade Hot Warm Fall THROUGH EARLYWinter

Common Name The Rigid Rodriguezia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil at lower coastal locations as a miniature [each growth, but because of the long rhizome can be medium in size] sized, hot growing epiphtye with slightly oblique, bright green, smooth in youth and grooved with age pseudobulbs carrying rigid, more or less spreading, conduplicate and deeply channeled below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a slightly flexuous, terete, smooth, bright green, mostly racemose, several flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Burlingtonia rigida Lindl. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 10 1959 photo good; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 photo good; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 drawing fide