Zygostates obliqua (Schnee) Toscano 2001

Plant and Flowers Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a t the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeWarm

Common Name The Oblique Zygostates

Flower Size

Found in Aragua, Venezuela as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with a very small, light green pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, fairly thick, rigid, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms on a a basal, drooping to erect, pale green, smooth, multi-angular and lightly winged, several flowered inflorescence with rather prominent floral bracts.

Synonyms Dipteranthus obliquus (Schnee) Garay & Dunst. 1979; *Ornithocephalus obliquus Schnee 1952;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Dipteranthus planifolius drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Dipteranthus obliquus photo fide; Orchids Of Venezuela an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Rmoero & Carnevali 2000 as Dipternathus obliquus drawing fide;