Zygostates apiculata (Lindl.) Toscano 2001

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Apiculate Zygostates

Flower Size 2/5 [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, western Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in cloud forests near the summit of coastal hills at elevations of 60 to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very small, round, tightly clustered pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, thick, lateral, lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, 3/4 [2 cm] long, several [9 to 15] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dipteranthus estradae Dodson 1977; Dipteranthus planifolius (Rchb.f.) Garay 1956; *Ornithocephalus apiculatus Lindl. 1840; Ornithocephalus planifolius Rchb. f. 1859; ;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as D planifolius drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Dipteranathus planifolia drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as D planifolius drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 052 Dodson 1980 as Dipteranthus estradae drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 6 1986 drawing; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 as Dipteranthus estradae photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0050 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as D planifolius drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0213 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as D planifolius drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 1 Dodson 1993 as Dipteranthus estradae Drawing/photo fide; Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Dipteranthus planifolius drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian ORchids Vol 4 COS 1994 as D planifolius drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 5 1996 photo; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as D planifolius photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as D planifolius drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001 as Zygostates apiculata; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo as Zygostates apiculata; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 as Dipteranthus estradae drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 as D planifolius

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