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Rudolfiella

Rudolfiella aurantiaca plate
Rudolfiella aurantiaca from
The Orchid Album

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Alliance:
Genus: Rudolfiella
Hoehne 1944
Type Species
Rudolfiella aurantiaca


Rudolfiella, abbreviated as Rud in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids comprising of 8 species

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in Panama, South America, Trinidad, and Brazil.

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have four pollina and tetragonal shaped pseudobulbs

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in shady conditions with intermediate to warm temperatures. Watering should be done when potting mix just begins to dry. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.


NamingEdit

This genus is named after german taxonomist Freidrich Richard Rudolf Schelchter

SynonymsEdit

  1. Lindleyella Schlechter 1914
  2. Schlechterella Hoehne 1899

Species Edit

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