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Rodriguezia species

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Marni, May 28, 2010.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This Rodriguezia is from Cordillera del Condor in Ecuador. The flower is about 1" long.
    rod.pulchra.dn1282.jpg
     
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    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    what an interesting little flower
     
  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Piotr, that looks pretty close. The image at Ecuagenera looks much fuller than mine, but that gives me a lead to follow-up. You spend way too much time on the internet and I'm really glad you do.;)
     
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    This is very (!) doubtfully R. chasei, a species only known from Central Peru. R. chasei has a notched lip apex and broadly rounded petals that are shallowly notched at the apex with a minute sharp point in the notch. That and in their natural position the petals are almost as long as the lip. The plant in the photograph isn't close for these 3 features.
     
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    Thanks. I have a note on the file that it might be R. pulchra. Does that sound reasonable?
     
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    pulchra has red spotted petals and lip base, rounded petals, and a deeply bilobed lip.