Sigmatostalix ligiae Königer & R.Escobar 1995

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo/TYPE Drawing © by Koniger and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Ligia's Sigmatostalix [Mrs Posada Colomborquideas co-owner current]

Flower Size .6" [15 mm]

Found in Guaviare Department of Colombia at elevations of 600 to 700 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with elliptic, strongly compressed, ancipitous, indistinctly several-furrowed pseudobulbs enveloepd basally by 2 to 3, on both sides, sheaths carrying 2, apical, lanceolate, acute, arcuate-spreading, thinly coriaceous, graually narrowing below into the narrowly conduplicate petiolate base leaves that blooms on to 3, simultaneous but singly through different leaf axils of the sheaths, arcuate spreading to drooping, glomerate, shortly branched, slender, narrowly elliptical in transverse section, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, many fasciculate, to 18 flowered inflorescence with subequal, glumaceous, acute, scarious floral bract and branch bract.

Synonyms Oncidium sarahforsythiae J.M.H.Shaw 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Arcula 4: 116. Koniger 1995 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 Photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium ligiae