Sigmatostalix cardioglossa Pupulin 2003 Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Heart Shaped Tongue Sigmatostalix

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in lower montane forests at elevations around 1050 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with elliptic-ovate, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 5, distichous, green flushed with purple-brown, some foliaceous sheaths carrying subcoriaceous, linear-ligulate, obliquely bilobulate apically, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a lateral, erect-spreading, slender, apparently secund, much longer than the leaves, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence with flowers subtended by papyraceous bracts and lanceolate, acute, scarious, almost as long as the pedicel floral bracts.

Synonyms Oncidium cardioglossum (Pupulin) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 8(1): 38-40, f. 2. Pupulin 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #9 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 # 12 2008 as Oncidium cardioglossum;