Sigmatostalix malleifera Rchb. f. 1883

Side View of Flower Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Clone? S tenuirostris

Another View? S tenuirostris Photo courtesy of Gilberto Escobar Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Common Name The Hammer Carrying Sigmatostalix

Flower Size

Found in Colombia as a small sized epiphyte with a flattened, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few distichous, imbricating, longitudinally folded leaf bearing sheaths carrying a single, linearto strap-shaped, bluntly pointed leaf that blooms on a to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, axillary, paniculate inflorescence arising from the leaf axil of the leaf bearing sheath with several successive flowers

The first 2 photos are the correct species, the 2 photos by Gilberto Escobar are S tenuirostris

Synonyms Oncidium malleiferum [Rchb.f] Chase & NH Wms. 2008; Roezliella malleifera (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium malleiferum