Rudolfiella bicornaria (Rchb.f.) Hoehne 1953

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DrawingPhoto/Drawing by © J Levy/Hoehneand The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Two Horned Rudolfiella

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Surinam and northern Brazil at elevations around 220 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-tetragonus, rugose, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths that become fibrous with age carrying a single, apical, erect, oblanceoalte, acute to acuminate, many nerved, narrwoing below into an elongate, petiolate bawse leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, rachis 9.2 to 12" [18 to 30 cm] long, 18" [45 cm] long, overall, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Bifrenaria bicornaria Rchb.f. 1863; Lindleyella bicornaria (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1920; Schlechterella bicornaria (Rchb.f.) Hoehne 1944

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fl. Brasílica 10(12; 7): 52 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Braziliense Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing/photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide;