Sievekingia rhonhofiae Mansf. 1938 Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower

Photos by Lourens Grobler.

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Akerne Orchids

Common Name Rhonhof's Sievekingia [German orchid couple that Loved Ecuador and Orchids 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet forests at elevations around 300 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid-conical, ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by dry, brown, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, elliptic to lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short, channeled, petiolate base leaf that is densely pilose on the underside and blooms in the fall on a lateral, pendant, 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered, racemose, densely brown pubescent inflorescence carrying sweetly scented flowers held in an umbel


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 #10 1963 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 299 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 photo; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 drawing ok/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo good;