Sigmatostalix lutzii Königer 1995

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Flower Closeup Photo byEric Hunt, plant grown by Walter Teague.

Another Flower Color Photo by Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website

Lip Drawing Drawing by Koniger

Common Name Lutz' Sigmatostalix

Flower Size

Found in Bolivia near La Paz at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with egg-shaped, strongly compressed pseudobulb partially enveloped basally by several distichous, overlapping folded sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect to arching, thin leathery, linear-lanceolate, acute leaf and basally narrows in to a folded petiole-like stem that blooms in the fall on an axillary, to 10" [25 cm] long, straight to arching, shortly paniculate, many flowered inflorescence arising from the axils of a newly matured pseudobulb and having several successive flowers per each branch.

Synonyms Oncidium lutzii [Koniger] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #9 2006 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium lutzii; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 Photo fide;