Sigmatostalix brevicornis Königer & J.Portilla 2000

Side View Of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz ©, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Common Name The Short Horned Sigmatostalix

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters in warmer cloud forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with egg shaped to elliptical, strongly compressed pseudobulbs that are basally partially enveloped by seveal distichous, imbricate, folded sheaths with the uppermost carrying leaf like blades similar to the 1 to 2 apical, oblong-lanceolate, thinly leathery, acute leaf that basally is longitudinally folded. This species blooms on an ascending to arching, axillary, slender, strongly compressed, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence with very short branches each carrying a single successive flower with several on an inflorescence at any one time.

Synonyms Oncidium brevicornis [Koniger & Portilla] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium brevicornis