Sigmatostalix picta Rchb. f. 1859

Another Flower Angle Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by Alexander Reynolds and the

Flower Closeup? Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shadeCool to Hot Winter to SpringSummer to Fall

Common Name The Painted Sigmatostalix

Flower Size 5/8" [1.4 cm]

This miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species is found at elevations of 500 to 2200 meters in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador along the Andes in wet montane cloud forests with flattened, ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths and carries a single apical, narrowly elliptic, conduplicate towards the petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, basal up through the leaf sheaths, several flowered raceme or occasional panicle that is longer than the leaves. Closely related to S guatemalensis and separated by geography more than anything

Synonyms Oncidium pictoides Chase & NH Wms. 2008; Sigmatostalix lunata Schltr. 1916; Sigmatostalix poikilostalix Kraenzl. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as S lunata; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 302 Dodson 1980 drawing fide to 1st and 3rd photos; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo close for 2nd photo in errata Vol 6 = S eliae?; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 drawing good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 4 2002 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo hmm; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo good; 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 pictoides; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;