Sigmatostalix abortiva L.O.Williams 1940

Side View Of Flowers Photos by Jay Pfahl.


Common Name The Aborted Sigmatostalix

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Occurs in the province of Colon and the Canal Zone of Panama at elevations of 30 to 330 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with oblong elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a pair of distichous, overlapping, longitudinally folded bracts holding leaflike blades and carrying apically, a single, linear-lanceolate to strap shaped, apically pointed leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, basal, few flowered, 4" [10 cm] long, shortly paniculate inflorescence arising from with in the leaf axil of a newly matured pseduobulb.

Synonyms Oncidium abortivoides Chase & Wms 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 3 1970; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium abortivoides