Sigmatostalix savegrensis Pupulin 2003

Drawing by Herrera and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cool LATESpring Summer

Common Name The Rio Savegre Sigmatostalix [A river in the central Pacific area of Costa Rica]

Flower Size .32" [.8 cm]

Found in Costa Rica near the Savegre river in humid, lower montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with elliptic, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 5 to 7, distichous, uppermost foliaceous, green flushed purple sheaths and carrying a single, apical, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, obtuse to minutely bilobulate, narrowing below into the shortly conduplicate, petilolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through summer on 1 to 3, lateral, erect, slender, much longer than the leaves, to 9.2" [23 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence carrying strongly reflexed flowers that are subtended by clusters of papyraceus bracts.

Part of the S picta group and can be distinguished by the connate lateral sepals, the widely reniform and the strongly cup-shaped lip and the semi-circular callus at the base. The sepals and petals are pure yellow and the lip is almost entirely red with the pigmentation restricted to the adaxial surface.

Synonyms Oncidium savegrensis (Pupulin) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Harvard Pap. Bot. 8(1): 55, f. 12. Pupulin 2003 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #9 2006 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2008 as Oncidium savegrensis