Sigmatostalix portillae Königer 1995 Photo courtesy of Dale Borders


Common Name Portilla's Sigmatostalix [Ecuador Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1400 meters and is a recently discovered [1995], miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species with elliptical to ovate, strongly compressed pseudobulbs that are partially enveloped by 2 to 3 distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying a single, apical, oblong-lanceolate, thin, leathery, obtuse leaf that narrows below into a conduplicate, petiole-like stem that blooms on a basal, erect, racemose, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence that is subtended by a leaf.

Synonyms Oncidium portillaellum Chase & NH Wms. 2008;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium portillaellum