Sigmatostalix cuculligera (Schltr.) Garay 1972

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Common Name The Cowl Carrying Sigmatostalix

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oblong or egg-shaped, compressed pseudobulbs are partially enveloped basally by disticous, imbricating, longitudinally folded leaf-bearing sheaths and carries a single, erect, strap-shaped, acute leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, erect, 1.6" [4 cm] long, several flowered, paniculate inflorescence arisng from the leaf axil of a newly matured pseudobulb with each short branch carrying a few successive flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium cuculligerum [Schlechter] Chase & NH Wms. 2008; *Roezliella cuculligera Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as Roezliella cuculligera; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing/photo good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 8 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium cuculligerum; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide