Zygopetalum sincoranum V.P.Castro & Campacci 2000

Plant in situ in Bahia Photos by Sidney Marçal

Part ShadeWarmCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Sincorana Zygopetalum [The Sierra Sincorana, mountains in Brazil]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 600 to 1600 as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial orchid with obovate-elongate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating, deciduous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, submembraneous, oblanceolate, acute, plicate, 7 nerved leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, through the sheaths, to 14 to 16" [35 to 40 cm] long, several flowered, racemose inflorescence with spreading flowers.

This species is differentiated from others by it's small size and the lack of a pilose lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 199 Castro 2006 drawing/photo fide