Sigmatostalix crescentilabia C. Schweinf. 1947

Another Flower Angle Photos by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Crescent-Shaped Lip Sigmatostalix

Flower Size 3/8" [.9 cm]

A warm to cool growing, Peruvian, small sized, epiphytic species at elevations of 1200 to 1600 meters with oblong-elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs are partially enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single oblong-linear to elliptic-oblong, bluntly pointed leaf and narrow below into a long, longitudinally folded stem that blooms in the spring on an axillary, arching to spreading, 7 to 15" [18 to 37 cm] long, racemose, few to many flowered inflorescence arising from a newly matured pseudobulb with widely spaced, successive flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium cresentilabium [Scweinf.] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium cresentilabium; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;