Sievekingia marsupialis Dodson 1984 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

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Common Name The Bag-Shaped Sievekingia [refers to the pocketlike flap on the disc of the lip]

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in Colombia and Ecuador in lower wet montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters with pyriform, ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several dry sheaths and carrying a thin, plicate, elliptical, acute leaf that narrows towards the bnase into an elongate petiole that blooms in the winter through summer on a lateral to pendant, short to 2" [5 cm] long, few to several [3 to 15] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and surrounded by loose, scarious bracts.

CAUTION I have S herrenhusana listed as a synonym below but Kew's Monocot list shows it as separate, as of yet I have not been able to discern a real difference. I have tried to separate 2 distinct speceis here and may have gotten them switched

Synonyms Sievekingia herrenhusana Jenny 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 980 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 photo fide;