Zygopetalum maculatum (Kunth) Garay 1970

Photo courtesy of Erica Moron de Abad

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 hyacinth to narcissus scented, 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 Digest Vol 71 #2 2007 photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 79 #12 2010 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016