Sigmatostalix dulcineae Pupulin & G.Rojas 2006 Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website

LATER LATE

Common Name The Dulcinea del Toboso Sigmatostalix [Cervantes character in El Quijote de la Mancha]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in humid montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, latterally compressed, heavily suffused with purple brown pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 7, mostly foliaceous sheaths and carrying 1m to 2, apical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse to acute, sometimes apically minutely bilobed, olive green above, solid purple beneath, constricted below into the conduplicate, petilolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring through late summer on 1 to 3, paniculate, to 14.4" [36 cm] long, the lateral branches greatly reduced to .12" [3 mm] long, several flowered inflorescence with triangular-lanceolate, acute, papery bracts and triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium dulcineae (Pupulin & G.A.Rojas) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008; Sigmatostalix dulcineae f. flava Pupulin & G.Rojas 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids, Mag. Amer. Orchid Soc. 75(9): 681-683, f. 1-2, 3E. Pupulin & G Rojas 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, Mag. Amer. Orchid Soc. 75(9): 682. Pupulin & G Rojas 2006 AS S dulcineae f alba drawing fide

Sigmatostalix dulcineae f. flava Pupulin & G.Rojas 2006 Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website

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