Zygostates grandiflora (Lindl.) Mansf. 1938 Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders


Common Name The Big Flowered Zygostates

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A miniature epiphytic species found in Brazil at elevations from sealevel to 1000 meters and as such is a cool to warm growing orchid. This plant is best mounted on a plaque to best display it's pendant, densly many flowered, bracted, 5 to 7" [12.5 to 17.5 cm] long inflorescence that is longer than the leaves, occuring in the summer. The flattened, basally overlapped leaves lack pseudobulbs and are arranged in a fan-shape.

Synonyms Dipteranthus grandiflorus [Lindley]Pabst 1966 *Ornithocephalus grandiflorus Lindl. 1840;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Ornithocephalus grandiflora; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Ornithocephalus grandiflorus; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs Band II 1977 as Dipteranthus grandifloraDrawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Dipteranthus grandiflora; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as Dipteranthus grandiflorus photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 11 1996 drawing fide;