Pabstia jugosa [Lindley]Garay 1873 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

Flower Closeup Photo by Lourens Grobler.

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Common Name The Saddle-Shaped Pabstia

Flower Size 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm]

A medium sized, warm to cool growing, epiphytic or lithophytic species from altitudes of 700 meters and up in the Serra Do Mar from Espiritu Santo to Santa Catarina Brazil in shady and humid locations with clustered, narrowly ovoid to ovoid-oblong, compressed, ancipitous, somewhat sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, subcoriaceous, elongate-lanceolate, shortly acuminate, basally long-attenuate leaves that blooms in the spring or early summer with one to four, fragrant flowers on a 9" [22.5 cm] long, erect or arching, longer than the leaves inflorescence arising as the new growth appears with oblong-lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts.

This species needs shady, well watered conditions until the pseudobulb becomes mature in the late fall, then less water should be given.

Synonyms Colax jugosus Lindley 1843; Colax jugosus var punctatus Rchb.f 1863; Colax jugosus var. rufinus Rchb.f. 1883; Colax viridis var. puydtii Cogn. 1902; Lycaste jugosa Benth 1883; Lycaste jugosa [Lindley]Nichols 1885; *Maxillaria jugosa Lindley 1869; Pabstia jugosa var. rufina (Rchb.f.) Garay 1973; Pabstia jugosa var. viridis (God.-Leb.) Garay 1973; Zygopetalum jugosum [Lindley] Schlechter 1914; Zygopetalum stapelioides Klotsch ex Rchb.f 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb. f 1855 as Colax jugosus; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Colax jugosus drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax jugosus drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Zygopetalum jugosum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax jugosus var punctatus; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Colax jugosus var rufinus; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Colax jugosus drawing; AOS Bulletin VOl 30 No 8 1961 photo as Colax jugosus; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Colax jugosus photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs Band II 1977; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 4 1978 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 4 1980 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses I Plate 089 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide;

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