Zygopetalum maculatum (Kunth) Garay 1970 Photo courtesy of Erica Moron de Abad and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Common Name The Spotted Zygopetalum

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in flat, very wet, moss-covered, semi-boggy areas at elevations of 1100 to 2250 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid, smooth pseudobulbs arising after blooming and carry 2 apical, lanceolate, acute-acuminate, somewhat thick, plicate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect-arching, scapose, racemose, 16" [40 cm] long, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth and has several large, remote, tubular bracts and large, subinflated, broadly ovate, acute floral bracts and carry large, showy, fragrant, campanulate flowers

Synonyms Broughtonia maculata (Kunth) Spreng. 1826; *Dendrobium maculatum Kunth 1815; Maxillaria maculata (Kunth) Lindl. 1832

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0400 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 599 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide