(pronounced: seev-KING-ee-ah or see-veh-KING-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Stanhopeinae

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Honoring Dr. Sieveking, a burgomeister of Hamburg, Germany.


A genus of 14 species from Costa Rica to Bolivia. Jenny divides the genus into four subgenera: subg. Cirrhata Jenny produces an unfringed lip midlobe and a callus of several sharp teeth or ridges; subg. Cirrhosa Jenny three-lobed lip with fringed margins;

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Bergold, G. 1999. Sievekingia jenmani Rchb.f. Die Orchidee 50(5):[061]-[062].

Dressler, R. L. 1976. Una Sievekingia nueva de Colombia. Orquideologia 11:215-221.

Dressler, R. L. 1979. Una Sievekingia llamativa de Panama. Orquideologia 13:221-226.

Garay, L. A. 1970. American Orchids II. Sievekingia cristata Garay. Orchid Rev. 78(924):192-193.

Horich, C. K. 1976. Unas notas sobre Sievekingia fimbriata Rchb.f. Orquideologia 11:82-84.

Jenny, R. 1986. Einige notizen zur Gattung Sievekingia, die Gattung Soterosanthus und zwei neue Arten. Die Orchidee 37:73-80.

Jenny, R. 1992-1993. A monograph of the genus Sievekingia Rchb.f. Schlechteriana 3(2):55-78, 3(3):105-119, 3(4):123-134, 4(1-2):31-43.

Sheehan, T. and M. Sheehan 1997. Orchid Genera Illustrated, 177: Sievekingia. Orchids 66(7):720-721.

Waldvogel, E. 1977. Eine neue Sievekingia aus Ekuador. Die Orchidee 28:5-7.