Sigmatostalix buchtienii Kraenzl. 1928 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Buchtien's Sigmatostalix [Orchid Collector]

Flower Size .1" [.25 cm]

Found in Bolivia and Peru in very wet forests at elevations from 950 to 1800 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic herb with light green, egg-shaped, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a pendant to arching, basal, racemose, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, several [8 to 10] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb.

Synonyms Oncidium buchtienoides Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0171 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawaing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0373 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium buchtienoides

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