Zygopetalum pedicellatum (Sw.) Garay 1973 Photo byEric Hunt, This plant was grown by Marni Turkel and received a CBR/AOS at the October 2002 San Francisco Orchid Society Meeting
Common Name or Meaning The Single Foot Zygopetalum [refers to the monopodial habit of the plant]
Flower Size 2" [5 cm]
Found in Espirito Santo, Rio De Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters in montane rainforests as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a monopodial vandanaceous-like growth habit, it has no pseudobulbs but has a stem enveloped initially by deciduous leaf sheaths carrying narrowly lanceolate leaves and blooms on an axillary inflorescence carrying up to 7, wide spreading, fragrant flowers occuring in the summer in Brazil. The monopodial growth habit of this species is unique to the genus.
Synonyms *Cymbidium pedicellatum Sw. 1799; Zygopetalum caulescens Rolfe 1890; Zygopetalum mosenianum Barb. Rodr. 1877
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Z mosenianum drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Zygopetalum mosenianum drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Z mosenianum; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 4 1973 as Z mosenianum photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 photo good; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilense I Plate 099 Castro & Campacci 2000 drwaing fide