Sigmatostalix putumayensis P.Ortiz 1991

Another Flower Angle Photos by Jay Pfahl

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz


Common Name The Putomayo Sigmatostalix [A southern State of Colombia]

Flower Size 5/8" [1.4 cm]

Found only in southern Colombia, Brazil and Peru in the Amazonas region at elevations of 250 to 325 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with egg to pear-shaped, flattened, pseudobulbs with sharp edges and basally enveloped by a pair of small leaf-beaqring bracts and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong-elliptic, acute leaf that tapers below into a short conduplicate petiole-like stem that blooms in the spring on an axillary, erect to arching, 3 to 4 " [7.5 to 10 cm] long, shortly paniculate, several flowered inflorescnece with 1 to 2 flowers per short branch.

Synonyms Oncidium putomayensis [Ortiz] Chase & NH Wms. 2008; Sigmatostalix amazonica var caicarensis Schlechter 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 18 #2 1991 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 186 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium putomayensis