Sigmatostalix hirtzii Dodson 1998 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Common Name Hirtz's Sigmatostalix [German Engineer, Orchid Collector and Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador Current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in northwestern Ecuador at elevations of 720 to 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with cylindrical, slightly swollen pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, sub acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a terminal, erect, 3" [7.5 cm] long, well spaced, few flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Oncidium hirtzoides M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #1 1998 Doson & Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol V Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide to Hirtz photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium hirtzoides