Zygosepalum angustilabium (C. Schweinf.) Garay 1973 Photos by G.C.K. Dunsterville Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Part shadeCool ColdFall

Common Name The Narrow Lipped Zygosepalum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, often on tepuis, at elevations of 1900 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elliptical to elliptical-cylindric, compressed, slightly ribbed pseudobulbs subtended by 1 or 2, non foliaceous leaf sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptical, plicate, conduplicate at the long petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with acuminate bracts

Synonyms *Zygosepalum tatei var. angustilabium C. Schweinf. 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 8 1979 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;