Zygopetalum crinitum Lodd. 1831 Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name The Hairy Zygopetalum

Flower Size to 3 1/2" [9 cm]

Found in Santa Catarina to Espiritu Santo states, Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial or epiphyte, has clustered, often buried in leaf litter, ovoid or ovoid-oblong, compressed, lightly sulcate, shiny dark green pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5 apical, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acute or shortly acuminate, plicate, long-attenuate below leaves that blooms on an erect, to 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, several [3 to 10] flowered, racemose inflorescence with showy, fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers occuring in the winter through spring.

Synonyms Zygopetalum claesianum Hort. 1894; Zygopetalum crinitum var coeruleum Willms. 1885; Zygopetalum crinitum var roseum Hort 1892; Zygopetalum crinitum var rubellum Hort 1855; Zygopetalum crepeauxii Carrière 1887; Zygopetalum intermedium Linden & Rodigas. 1890; Zygopetalum mackaii Hort 1899; Zygopetalum mackaii Hkr. var. convexum Mutel 1842; Zygopetalum mackaii Hkr. var. crinitum Lindley 1833; Zygopetalum microtis Hoffmannsegg 1863; Zygopetalum pubescens Hoffmannsegg 1843; Zygopetalum stenochilum Lodd. 1833

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z crinitum car coeruleum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z crinitum var roseum drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z crinitum var rubellum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 4 1972 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 2 1978 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilense I Plate 096 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide

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