Sigmatostalix hirtzii Dodson 1998 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower? Photo by Hans-Gerhardt Seeger

Common Name Hirtz's Sigmatostalix [Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador at elevations of 720 to 850 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical, slightly swollen pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, sub acute, gradually narrwoing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, well spaced, few flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 acuminate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol V Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide to Hirtz photo;