Sigmatostalix ariasii Königer 1999

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Common Name Arias' Sigmatostalyx [Peruvian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate pseudobulbs enveloped below by 1 to 3, leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an axillary, arching to spreading, appearing racemose, branching, branches very short, each branch producing successively single flowered, 5 to 8 overall flowered inflorescence carrying slightly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium ariasii [Koniger] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arcula 8: 241. 1999; 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 ariasii