Zygopetalum intermedium Lodd. ex Lindl. 1844 Photo byDale and Deni Borders

Another Clone Photo by Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

Flowers in situ Salesopolis Brazil - 200 meters

Same Plant and Flowers

Plant Photos by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The In Between Zygopetalum

Flower Size to 3" [7 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 2100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with clustered, ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5 apical, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, plicate leaves that blooms an a lateral, racemose, 2' [60 cm] long, longer than the leaves, few [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers and prominent bracts equaling the length of the ovaries and occuring in the fall and winter in Brazil.

Synonyms Eulophia mackaiana Lindl. 1831; Zygopetalon mackaii Paxton 1836; Zygopetalum bolivianum Schltr. 1922; Zygopetalum intermedium var. peruvianum Rolfe 1893; Zygopetalum mackaii var. intermedium Mutel 1842; Zygopetalum mackaii Paxt not Hkr.; Zygopetalum rivierii Carr. 1873; Zygopetalum roezlii Rchb.f 1877; Zygopetalum velutinum Hoffmsgg. ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Z roezlii ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten V Bolivia Schlechter 1922 as Z bolivianum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z bolivianum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Z bolivianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #4 1967; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as Z intermedium var peruvianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 9 1992 postage stamp fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Oasis Vol 1 No 1 2000 photo;