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Sigmatostalix graminea

Sigmatostalix graminea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Cymbidieae
SubTribe: Oncidiinae
Genus: Sigmatostalix
Species: Sgmx. graminea
Alliance:
Binomial name
Sigmatostalix graminea
(Poepp. & Endl.) Rchb. f. 1852


Sigmatostalix graminea is an epiphytic orchid from the genus Sigmatostalix.

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to fall with a single 5mm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 550 to 1600 meters

CultureEdit

Grow plants in cool to warm temperatures in partial shade to bright light. Water plant when mix drys. During the winter give plants a slight dryout between waterings. Water approximately once a week. Pot with medium fir bark. Plants are best mounted on coark or branches

NamingEdit

Common name: The Grass-Like Sigmatostalix

SynonymsEdit

  1. Oncidium gramineum [Poepp. & Endl.] Chase & NH Wms 2008
  2. Petalocentrum angustifolium Schltr. 1918
  3. Petalocentrum bicornutum (Rolfe) Schltr. 1921
  4. Petalocentrum pusillum (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918
  5. Sigmatostalix aurosanguinea Rchb. f. 1876
  6. Sigmatostalix bicornuta Rolfe 1913
  7. Sigmatostalix peruviana Rolfe 1910
  8. Sigmatostalix pusilla Schltr. 1912
  9. *Specklinia graminea Poepp. & Endl. 1836

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