Sigmatostalix lehmanniana Kraenzl. 1894

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Gilberto Escobar Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Part shade Warm Hot WinterSpringSummer Fall

Common Name Lehmann's Sigmatostalix [German Orchid Collector 1800's in the Andes]

Flower Size very small

Found on the Pacific coast of Colombia on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 100 to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with rather narrow, compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying a single, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaf that blooms at any time of the year on an axillary, 2.8 to 3.1" [3 to 8 cm] long, as long as to slightly longer than the leaves, several flowered, paniculate inflorescence

Synonyms Oncidium lehmannianum [Kranzl] Chase & NH Wms. 2008; Roezliella lehmanniana (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawin/photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium lehmannianum