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Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Marni, May 28, 2010.
This Rodriguezia is from Cordillera del Condor in Ecuador. The flower is about 1" long.
nice couple, in ecuagenera it is similar one named Rodriguezia chasei: http://www.ecuagenera.com/epages/whitelabel4.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/ecuagenera/Products/PRS1695
http://www.orchidspecies.com/rodchasei.htm but here is Peru in descripion...
what an interesting little flower
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.
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.
Thanks. I have a note on the file that it might be R. pulchra. Does that sound reasonable?
pulchra has red spotted petals and lip base, rounded petals, and a deeply bilobed lip.