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Orchid Species: Rodriguezia venusta

Kew currently accepted name is Rodriguezia bracteata

Rodriguezia venusta is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in 1852. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Rodriguezia bracteata.
Genus
Rodriguezia (Rdza.)
Grex
venusta
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Year
1852
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Guyana and Surinam along creeks.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome, and 1.2 [3 cm] between each pseudobulb carrying a single clear green, asymetrical apex leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, arching, short, green, racemose, few flowered inflorescence.

-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Rodriguezia Rdza arevaloi 1924 Schltr.
Add+ Rodriguezia Rdza bracteata 1952 (Vell.) Hoehne
Add+ Rodriguezia Rdza caloplectron 1883 Rchb.f.
Add+ Rodriguezia Rdza fragrans 1852 (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Add+ Burlingtonia Burlingtonia fragrans 1837 Lindl.
Add+ Burlingtonia Burlingtonia knowlesii 1862 B.S.Williams
Add+ Rodriguezia Rdza bractescens
Add+ Rodriguezia Rdza bractiata
Add+ Burlingtonia Burlingtonia caloplectron 1887 (Rchb.f.) B.S.Williams
Add+ Burlingtonia Burlingtonia venusta 1837 Lindl.
Add+ Rodriguezia Rdza flavida 1976 Garay & Dunst.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi bracteatum 1831 Barb.Rodr.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Rdza. bracteata 'Lena Lorine' (1978)
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