Rodriguezia-dodsoniana-CBR/AOS-2024-02-01 *SITF confirms that this plant is Rodriguezia dodsoniana (Feb 2024).

This plant matches two images of R. dodsoniana in, both from Ecuagenera; this plant was also obtained from Ecuagenera. The species was named by H. Medina at Ecuagenera and is endemic to Ecuador. The flower size is in range and the color and markings match the species. The description of R. dodsoniana was published in the"Orchids" magazine 88(3):229-231.

Judging Center: FNCJC

Award Number: 20241030

Award Date: January 27, 2024

Awarded As: Rodriguezia dodsoniana CBR/AOS

Four pendent flowers on a up to 7.2-cm, staked, raceme emerging from a basal leaf bract on a flattened, ovoid, up to 4-cm pseudobulb; leaves lanceolate, erect, up to 29.5 cm by 2.3 cm; flowers white, dorsal sepal, spatulate, porrect, lateral sepals lanceolate, recurved and clasped together resembling a nectar spur; petals porrect, elliptical, apices acute, loosely stippled burgundy; lip porrect, bifid, truncate, centrally striped and marginally stippled burgundy, column longitudinally striped light burgundy, horns very lightly blushed burgundy, anther cap white; substance medium; texture matte; species native to Ecuador; granted for recognition for rarity, novelty, and educational value previously unrecorded for these charming elegant flowers.
Purchased from Ecuagenera.
Lateral sepals swept back, clasped together resembling a nectary spur
Referenced Orchids Magazine 88 (3) page 229, Feb 2019

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 31.0

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 2-4

Plant > Leaf Length: 29.5

Plant > Leaf Width: 2.3

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 3.6

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 4.0

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1.5

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: flattened

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: .05-1.0

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: chartreuse

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 7.2

Inflorescence > Arrangement: raceme

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 4.1

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 1.0

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 2.6cm to base of sepals

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 2.6cm to base of sepals

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 0.7

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 0.3

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 2.6

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.2

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: tubular

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: white

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: waxy

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.3

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.2

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 3.0

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 0.6

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 4.2

Flower > Petals Length: 0.8

Flower > Petals Width: 3.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 2.1

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 3.7

Flower > Column Length: 2.6

Flower > Column Width: 0.5

Flower > Column Color: white

Flower > Anther Cap Color: white



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