!Sievekingia suavis Rchb. f. 1871 Photos by Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by Eric Hunt. Plant Grown by OrchidMania

Full shadeWarm to HotLATE Springto EARLY Summer

Common Name The Soft Sievekingia

Flower Size less than 1" [less than 2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua in lowland tropical rainforests as elevations of 100 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to hot growing, caespitose epiphyte with pyriform, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs enveloped by several basal bracts and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, coriaceous, plicate, gradually narrows below into the long, channeled, petiolate, ribbed leaf that blooms on a basal, short to 2" [5 cm], pendulous, 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb occuring in the late spring and early summer.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Beitr. Syst. Pflanzenk.: 3. 1871; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1160 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1587 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 21 #2 1999 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 37/38 pg 2309 - 2436 Brieger 1999; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 7 2007 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #1 2007 photo fide;