Zygosepalum lindeniae (Rolfe) Garay & Dunst. 1965 Photos by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl Copyright

Another Flower

Another Clone Photos by G.C.K. Dunsterville Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives


Common Name Linden's Zygosepalum [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in rainforests on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate woody stem covered in brown sheaths and carrying ellipsoidal, bilaterally compressed, longitudinally grooved pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate, acute, shiny green, plicate leaves that blooms on an axillary from the basal sheaths, laxly 2 to several flowered, slender, arching to pendant, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, arcuate inflorescence arising on a newly developing growth with white bracts occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Menadenium lindeniae (Rolfe) Cogn. 1902; *Zygopetalum lindeniae Rolfe 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Menadenium lindeniae drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Menadenium lindeniae drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as Menadenium lindeniae drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 8 1979 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 drawing/photo fide; 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 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide