Sievekingia rhonhofiae Mansf. 1938 Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Akerne Orchids

Common Name Rhonhof's Sievekingia [German orchid couple that Loved Ecuador and Orchids 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in very wet forests at elevations around 300 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid-conical, ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by dry, brown, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, elliptic to lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the short, channeled, petiolate base leaf that is densely pilose on the underside and blooms in the fall on a lateral, pendant, 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered, racemose, densely brown pubescent inflorescence carrying sweetly scented flowers held in an umbel


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 #10 1963 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 299 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 photo; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 drawing ok/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #9 2015 photo fide; Of Men and Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 photo good;