Sigmatostalix minax Kraenzl. 1922

Another Flower Variety

Another Flower Variety

Another Flower Variety Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Dr Leslie Garay Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Oliver Lenhard and his Orchideen Website


Common Name The Menacing Sigmatostalix

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ellipsoid-ovoid, strongly compressed, ancipitous, green or suffused with brown pseudobulbs enveloped basally by foliaceous leafs sheaths that are the length of the single, apical, linear-lanceolate, subpetiolate, acuminate, thin-textured leaf with the midvein keeled on the back that blooms in the fall in Peru on an erect, fractiflex, paniculate, short branched, congested, to 12 " [30 cm] long, successsively single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, aciculate, papery floral bracts and carrying a non-resupinate flower held well above the leaf and arising on mature pseudobulbs. This species can be distinguished by having a fractiflex, single flowered, paniculate inflorescence, a large transverse callus and parellel, incurved, horn-like labellum sidelobes

Synonyms Oncidium minaxoides Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 758 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium minaxoides; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide