!Zygopetalum mackaii Hooker 1827

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Plant in situ La Caraça - Minas Gerais Elevation 1100 meters

Same Plant - Flower Closeup

Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart sunWarm to Cool Falland Winter

Common Name Mackay's Zygopetalum [English Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

A medium to large sized, cool to warm growing, Brazilian, terrestrial species with globose to conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate, leaves that blooms on a lateral, racemose, 3' [90 cm] long, several [5 to 10] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers occuring in the fall and winter.

Synonyms Eulophia mackayana Lindl. 1841; Zygopetalum intermedium Hort. 1855; Zygopetalum mackaii var cochleatum Mutel 1842; Zygopetalum mackaii var parviflorum Regel 1855; Zygopetalum mackaii var pictum Regel 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing hmm; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z mackayi var cochleatum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z mackayi var parviflorum; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Z mackayi var pictum; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 4 1958 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 10 1959 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 9 1970 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 4 1972 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 57 No 2 1988 photo; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 5 1994 photo; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 7 2003 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 12 2005 photo; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006;

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