Sigmatostalix arangoi Königer 2001 drawing © by Koniger and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Arango's Sigmatostalix [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast in Medellin current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome with closely spaced, ovoid, strongly laterally compressed, rather ancipitous pseudobulbs partially enveloped by several basal, distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, mostly leaf bearing sheaths carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, thinly leathery, acute, narrowing below into the narrowly conduplicate petiolate baswe leaf that blooms in the later spring on 1 to 2, erect to ascending, slightly arching, strongly laterally compressed, shortly branched, 3 to 6 " [7.5 to 15 cm] long, each branch successively single, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oncidium arangoi (Königer) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arcula 11: 290. Koniger 2001 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium arangoi