Sigmatostalix hymenantha Schltr.1918

Another Drawing Original Drawings by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Part shade Hot Warm WinterSpring

Common Name The Delicately Flowered Sigmatostalix

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia on twigs and smaller branches at elevations of 50 to 950 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic-ovoid, compressed psedupbulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 4 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, subcoriaceous, linear-lanceolate, carinate below, acute leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a lateral, axillary, [4 to 20 cm] long, paniculate, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with a cluster of brown membraneous, obovate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing hmm; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Family #39 Orchidaceae: Tribe Maxillarieae: subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora de Retana 1999 drawing good