Sievekingia herrenhusana Jenny 1986

Photo by Eric Hunt


Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name Herrenhus' Sievekingia [A botanical Garden in Hanover Germany]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic, obtuse gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms on a pendant, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

Many references cite this species as a synonym of S marsupialus but I have kept them separate at this time as there are several differences.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 Drawing fide; AOS Digest Vol 66 No 7 1997 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 12 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #2 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #9 2015 photo fide' Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo fide;