Sigmatostalix pandurata Schltr. 1920 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Gilberto Escobar Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Lute-Shaped Sigmatostalix

Flower Size

Found in Antioquia state, Colombia at elevations around 2000 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with oblong to oval, flattened pseuodbulbs partially enveloped by 1 to 2 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying apically, a single, narrowly strap-shaped, acute leaf with a conduplicate base that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 1" [2.5 cm] long, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with the flowers rather close set.

Synonyms Oncidium panduratoides Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium panduratoides

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