Sievekingia butcheri Dressler 1979 Photo by © Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Flower detail

Inflorescence Photos by © Hans Gerhardt Seeger and his München-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden Orchid Website

Common Name Butcher's Sievekingia [American Orchid Enthusiast in Panama]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Chocle Panama at lower elevations as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, broadly ovoid, somewhat ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and spring on a pendant, basal, 1 to 3" [2.5 to 7.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, papery bracts and acute, short dark haired, papery floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 3 1979 photo/drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999;

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