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Condylago rodrigoi
Scientific classification

Luer (1982)

Condylago rodrigoi Luer, 1982
Condylago furculifera Dressler & Bogarín, 2007

Condylago is a genus of tropical orchid in the Pleurothallidinae subtribe. The name refers to the articulation of the lip which, like the genus Acostaea, is sensitive and snaps up when triggered; the type species is Condylago rodrigoi, described by Carlyle A. Luer in 1982.[1] The leaves are up to about 4" long; each inflorescence has many flowers and each flower may last for several months. Orchids in this genus have no pseudobulbs.

Condylago rodrigoi is found only in Colombia[2] at altitudes ranging from 4,600 feet (1,400 m) to 5,250 feet (1,600 m), it was named in honor of Sr. Rodrigo Escobar of Medellin, Colombia, who had successfully cultivated this species since its discovery.[1][3]

In 2007, a second species, Condylago furculifera, was described from Panama; the differences from Condylago rodrigoi include sepals which are more sparsely developed and less white more villous (shaggy), the absence of decurrent basal lobes on the obovate-pan-durate petals, and a viscid lip-callus that is ovate rather than orbicular.[4]


  1. ^ a b Luer, Carlyle A. (1982). "Condylago, un nuevo genero en las Pleurothallidinae (Condylago, a new genus in the Pleurothallidinae)". Orquideología. 15 (2/3): 117–122.
  2. ^ "Condylago rodrigoi Luer 1982". The Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 22 April 2007.
  3. ^ Ditlevsen, Thomas. "Condylago rodrigoi Luer 1982". Archived from the original on 29 August 2009.
  4. ^ Dressler, Robert L.; Bogarín, Diego (2007). "A new and bizarre species in the genus Condylago (Orchidaceae: Pleurothallidinae) from Panama" (PDF). Harvard Papers in Botany. 12 (1): 1–5. doi:10.3100/1043-4534(2007)12[1:anabsi];2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 May 2014.

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