Zygopetalum intermedium Lodd. ex Lindl. 1844 Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

Flowers in situ Salesopolis Brazil - 200 meters

Same Plant and Flowers

Plant Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl


Common Name The In Between Zygopetalum

Flower Size to 3" [7 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 2100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with clustered, ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5 apical, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, plicate leaves that blooms an a lateral, racemose, 2' [60 cm] long, longer than the leaves, few [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers and prominent bracts equaling the length of the ovaries and occuring in the fall and winter in Brazil.

Synonyms Eulophia mackaiana Lindl. 1831; Zygopetalon mackaii Paxton 1836; Zygopetalum bolivianum Schltr. 1922; Zygopetalum intermedium var. peruvianum Rolfe 1893; Zygopetalum mackaii var. intermedium Mutel 1842; Zygopetalum mackaii Paxt not Hkr.; Zygopetalum rivierii Carr. 1873; Zygopetalum roezlii Rchb.f 1877; Zygopetalum velutinum Hoffmsgg. ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Z roezlii ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten V Bolivia Schlechter 1922 as Z bolivianum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z bolivianum drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Z bolivianum; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 12 1993 photo; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Oasis Vol 1 No 1 2000 photo;