Sievekingia reichenbachiana F. Lehm. ex Rolfe 1898 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Another View Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders.

Another flower Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Full shadeWarm to Hot Summer

Common Name Reichenbach's Sievekingia [German Orchidologist 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found as a hot to warm growing, miniature to small sized epiphyte or lithophyte on steep embankments in Ecuador and Colombia occuring in extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1400 meters with ovoid, rugose pseudobulbs subtended by distichous, scarious, lanceolate, finely spotted sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, oblanceolate, gradually narrows below into the long petiolate base leaf that blooms on a sharply pendant, 4" 10 cm] long, few [5] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and has elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate bracts occuring in the summer.

Synonyms Gorgoglossum reichenbachiana F. Lehm. 1897; Gorgoglossum reichenbachianum F. Lehm. ex Schltr. 1914

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Gorgoglossum reichenbachianum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Gorgoglossum reichenbachianum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 298 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; AOS Vol 64 No 12 1995 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;

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