Zygosepalum lindeniae (Rolfe) Garay & Dunst. 1965 Photos by © Lourens Grobler
Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl Copyright ©
Another Clone Photos courtesy of G.C.K. Dunsterville Copyright © , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives
Common Name Linden's Zygosepalum [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]
Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]
Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in rainforests on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate woody stem covered in brown sheaths and carrying ellipsoidal, bilaterally compressed, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate, acute, shiny green, plicate leaves that blooms on an axillary from the basal sheaths, laxly 2 to several flowered, slender, arching to pendant, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, arcuate inflorescence arising on a newly developing growth with white bracts occuring in the spring and summer.
Synonyms Menadenium lindeniae (Rolfe) Cogn. 1902; *Zygopetalum lindeniae Rolfe 1890
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Menadenium lindeniae drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as Menadenium lindeniae drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 8 1979 photo; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide