Sievekingia filifera Dressler 1976 publ. 1977

Another Orchid

Inflorescence Photos by © Rodrigo Escobar and The Epidendra Website

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

Part shade cool

Common Name The Thread Carrying Sievekingia [refers to the hanging thread at the column apex]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with conic-ovoid, sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by broadly triangular, papery, dotted sheaths and carrying plicate, elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the long petiolate base leaves that blooms on a pendent, [2.5 to 4cm] long, to 10 flwoered inflorescence enveloped partially by papery, dooted, acute, broadly ovate bracts and cymbiform, punctate, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 11(3): 216. Dressler 1977 drawing/Photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 photo fide;