Sievekingia jenmanii Rchb.f. 1886

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Flower closeup


Photo by Hans Gerhardt Seeger and his München-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden Orchid Website

Common Name Jenman's Sievekingia [English Director of the Botanical Garden in Guyana 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Guyana, Fr Guiana and Surinam in wet forests at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1975 drawing good; Orquideologia Vol 13 No 3 1979; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #9 2015 photo/drawing fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo drawing/fide;