Sigmatostalix huebneri Mansf. 1934 Photo courtesy of D. Fiske Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

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

Flower Closeup Photo By Jay Pfahl

Common Name Huebner's Sigmatostalix [German orchid collector in Amazon early 20th cen]

Flower Size 1/3" [7.5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Brazil in lowland humid rainforests at elevations of 120 to 140 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with elliptic-ovoid pseudobulbs subtended by a few shorter, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, elliptical-lanceolate, acute leaf that is conduplicate towards the base and blooms in the springon an axillary, 4" [10 cm] long, several flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and is slightly fractiflex. The Photos I took are the least likely to be this species but my Colombian friends swear that it is so. Oncidium huebneri [Mansf.] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966 photo; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing hmm; Orquideologia Vol 13 No 3 1979 photo; Orchids of Venezuela: A Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 1 1984 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 photoas Oncidium huebneri

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