Rudolfiella peruviana D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Deep ShadeCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Peruvian Rudolfiella

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the department of San Martin Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an ascending rhizome giving rise to approximate, broadly ovoid to suborbicular, obliquely complanate, sulcate, dark green pseudobulbs carrying oblanceolate, cuneate, acuminate, coriaceous, narrowing below into the slender, stiff, elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, arching, long-pedunculate, terete, 2 to 3 short distant, tubular bracts, 9 to 12 flowered inflorescence with small, insignificant floral bracts and carrying showy flowers with pale greenish brown, tinted brownish red on the basal half sepals, dull green petals that are basally reddish and spotted with reddish brown a pale lavender with faint grayish purple blotches and spots darker red in the middle, and a greenish yellow border, the basal margins white with a pale red-purple streaked disc between, the callus dull yellow and the column is off white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 560 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001;