Warreopsis colorata (Linden & Rchb.f.) Garay 1973 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Drawing Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Shade

Common Name The Colorful Warreopsis

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador as a terrestrial orchid with fairly slender, lightly compressed, cylindrical, pseudobulbs completely enveloped by very persistent, leaf sheaths carrying plicate, lanceolate, acute, narrowing below into the atteneuate base leaves that blooms on a basal, erect, dark maroon puce, green bracted, to 32" [80 cm] long, rachis, short, several flowered inflorescence with narrow, long floral bracts and carrying flowers with yellow, somewhat pink flushed dorsally petals and sepals and a pure white lip that becomes light red with age

Synonyms *Zygopetalum coloratum Linden & Rchb.f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville and Garay 1965 as Zygopetalum coloratum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte Quarto Foldats 1970 as Z coloratum drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993

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