Sievekingia peruviana Rolfe ex Schweinf. 1943

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek

Flower? Closeup S hirtzii? Photo by El Caminante and the Mi Escapa de Casa Website

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Common Name The Peruvian Sievekingia

Flower Size up to 1" [up to 2.4 cm]

A medium sized, cool to warm growing, caespitose epiphyte from Peru with clustered, ovoid, ridged pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, attenuate to the conduplicate petiole, acute leaf that blooms in the fall on a pendant, short to 3/4" [2 cm] long, subcapitate, racemose inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, floral bracts that exceed the length of the ovary and carrying 4 to 6 flowers, arising on a mature pseudobulb that is found in wet montane forests at altitudes of 1200 to 1500 meters on tree trunks in wet montane forests .

Synonyms Sievekingia peruviana Rolfe 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 378 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo

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