~Zootrophion schenckii (Cogn.) Luer 1986 - See Zootrophion atropurpureum [Lindley]Luer 1982 Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website


Common Name Schenck's Zootrophion [German Plant Collector early 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Brazil in the southeast Atlantic forest at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters in shady and humid locations as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with erect, sheathed ramicauls carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, dark green, ovate, acute leaf that blooms in the summer on 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising below the leaf..

Synonyms *Cryptophoranthus schenckii Cogn. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as Cryptophoranthus schenkii