Sigmatostalix pichinchensis Dodson 1998 Photo by Ron Parsons

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Common Name The Pichincha Sigmatostalix [A Volcano In Ecuador]

Flower Size

Found in Pichincha province of Ecuador at elevations of 750 to 1500 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to ovate, flattened, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several conduplicate sheaths that uppermost foliaceous, and carrying elliptic-oblong, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a lateral, basal, arising through the uppermost foliacecous sheaths, erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, provided with several, remote, close, tubular bracts, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Oncidium pichinchense (Dodson) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 21 #1 1998 Doson Drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium pichinchensis;