Sigmatostalix caquetana Schltr. 1924 Photo by Eric Hunt

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Bennett Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 185 Bennett & Christenson 1993


Common Name The Caqueta Sigmatostalix

Flower Size 5/8" [1.4 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in hot tropical rainforests at elevations around 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an egg shaped to elliptical pseudobulb enveloped partially by several distichous, imbricating leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, narrowly lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect, racemose, 7" [18 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb.

CAUTION!!!! The photo is close but could be incorrect, but the type drawing absolutely is, so please use the photos with caution.

Synonyms Oncidium caquetanum [Schlechter] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:117 Schlechter 1924; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 185 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #9 2006 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium caquetanum; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;