Sigmatostalix poikilostalix Kraenzl. 1922

Photo by © Jay Pfahl


Drawing by © Pupulin 2003

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Flower Size 5/8" [1.4 cm]

in Colombia along the Andes in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 500 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species 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.

Often stated as a synonym of S picta but in Colombia it has been given distinct species status.

Synonyms Oncidium poikilostalix [Kraenzl] Chase & NH Wms. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 drawing ok; Harvard Papers in Botany, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 35–59 Pupulin 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium poikilostalix; Orquideología Vol 26 #2 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 84 #1 2020 as Oncidium poikilostalix photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Oncidium poikilostalix photo fide