Zygostates alleniana Kraenzl 1898

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Common Name or Meaning Allen's Zygostates

Flower Size .22" [6mm]

Found in Sao Paulo Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina in wet montane forests at lower elevations as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with minute, ovoid, lightly complanate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a pair of leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, lanceolate, acute, thin textured, gradully narrowing below into the conduplicate clasping base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a slender, terete, axillary, racemose, 1.2 to 1.6" [2 to 3 cm] long, successively 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dipteranthus lindmanii Kraenzl. 1911; Zygostates lindmanii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilense Pabst & Dungs Band II 1977 Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 # 6 1983 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 drawing fide/photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 600 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 photo ok; Lankesteriana 19(3) 2019 as Dipteranthuis allenii phopto fide;