Stigmatodactylus paradoxus (Prain) Schltr. 1911 Drawing by Copyright R Pantling and The Culture Sheet Website

Deep Shade Cold LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Unusual Stigmatodactylus

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Sikkim at elevations around 2000 meters mini-miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with a pubescent basally, glabrous above stem carrying a single, ovate, acute leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Pantlingia paradoxa Prain 1896; Stigmatodactylus sikokianus var. paradoxus (Prain) Maek.1971

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Pantlingia paradoxa drawing fide; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 as Pantlingia paradoxa drawing fide;

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