Sigmatostalix eliae Rolfe 1908

Another Flower Angle

Another Flower Angle Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup? Photo by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name Elia's Sigmatostalix

Flower Size 3/8" [.9cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters. Each oblong to egg-shaped, laterally compressed pseudobulb has 2 apical leaves and 3 sets of axillary leaves all green on the upper surface and purple and green on the lower surface. It blooms in the spring and summer on 1 or 2 per side, axillary, 8" long, bracteate, racemose inflorescence with several flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium eliae [Rolfe] Chase & NH Wms 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0172 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 as S picta photo ?; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium eliae; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;

Sigmatostalix eliae Rolfe 1908 var concolor Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

A single colored form of the previous species.

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