Sievekingia herrenhusana Jenny 1986 Photo by © Eric Hunt
Inflorescence Photo courtesy of © Lourens Grobler
Common Name Herrenhus' Sievekingia [A botanical Garden in Hanover Germany]
Flower Size 2" [5 cm]
Found in Ecuador at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, elliptic, obtuse gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms on a pendant, 3" [7.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.
Many references cite this species as a synonym of S marsupialus but I have kept them separate at this time as there are several differences.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 Drawing; AOS Digest Vol 66 No 8 1997 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 12 1998 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999;