Sievekingia butcheri Dressler 1979 Photo by © Ron Parsons

Flower detail

Inflorescence Photos by © Hans Gerhardt Seeger and his München-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Robert Dressler

Common Name Butcher's Sievekingia [American Orchid Enthusiast in Panama]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Chocle province of Panama at lower elevations as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, broadly ovoid, somewhat ribbed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic, coriaceous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and spring on a pendant, basal, 1 to 3" [2.5 to 7.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with ovate, papery bracts and acute, short dark haired, papery floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 13 No 3 1979 photo/drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999;