Rodriguezia satipoana Dodson & D.E. Benn. 1989

Plant and Flowers

Side View of Flowers

Photos by © Milan Vágner


Common Name The Satipo Rodriguezia [Area in Peru]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Junin department of Peru on the eastern slopes of the Andes in wet montane forests at altitudes of 750 to 900 meters as a small sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic species with a long rhizome and well spaced, ovate, strongly laterally compressed, longitudinally rugose and ridged pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 4 to 6, distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong, leathery, obliquely bilobed apically, "V" shaped in cross-section towards the base leaf, that blooms in the fall on an axillary, pendant, to 3" [to 7.5 cm] long, racemose, few to several [4 to 12] flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0165 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 3 2019 photo fide;