Sievekingia hirtzii Waldvogel 1977

Flower Closeup Photos by Ron Parsons


Common Name or Meaning Hirtz' Sievekingia [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast Currrent

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in eastern Ecuador in extremely wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a medium size, hot to warm growing epiphyte with pyriform, sulcate, dark green pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths and carrying a thin, single, apical, plicate, acute, gradually narrows below into an elongate, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that flowers in the late spring and early summer on a pendant, basal, 2.4" [6 cm] long, subcapitate, many flowered inflorescence carrying several acuminate sheaths with fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 489 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 drawing/photo ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide;