Zygopetalum microphytum Barb.Rodr.1877

Photo by Angelo S Neto

Part sun Cool

Common Name The Small Leaved Zygopetalum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with, small, aggregate, erect to erect-patent, ovoid-oblong pseudobulbs carrying 2, rarely 1, apical, proportionally small, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute, plicate, 3-nerved, attenuate and conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms on an erect, much longer than the leaves, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with a few, well spaced, strongly adpressed to the scape, ovate, acute bracts and coriaceous, ovate-triangular, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo ok;