Rodriguezia sticta M.W.Chase 1987 Photo courtesy of © Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium


Common Name The Spotted Rodriguezia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [2.7 cm]

Found in Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro states Brazil as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an ovoid, compressed, furrowed with age pseduobulb carrying a single, leathery, linear-lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a pendulous, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Burlingtonia maculata Lindl. 1839; Rodriguezia maculata (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1852; Rodriguezia maculata var. bicristata Barb.Rodr. 1882; Rodriguezia maculata var. longifolia Loefgr. 1918; Rodriguezia maculata var. sexcristata Barb.Rodr. 1882

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as R maculata; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as R maculata ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1976 as R maculata drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995;