Zygopetalum brachypetalum Lindl. 1844 Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz ©, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Another Flower? missing auricles on column, different base of lip?? Photo by © Lourens Grobler
Common Name The Short Petaled Zygopetalum
Flower Size 3" [7 cm]
Found in the higher mountainous regions of Brazil at elevations around 1000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carring 2 to 3, apical, lanceolate-ensiform leaves that blooms on a rigidly erect, 3' [90 cm] long, few to several [4 to 10] flowered inflorescence with waxy, fragrant, long-lived flowers occuring in the fall and winter.
Synonyms Zygopetalum brachypetalum var stenopetalum Regel 1855
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z brachypetalum var stenopetalum drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 4 1972 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo fide to the 1st photo; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994