Zygosepalum tatei (Ames & Schltr.) Garay & Dunst. 1972

Plant in situ Photos courtesy of G.C.K. Dunsterville Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

tothrough EARLY

Common Name Tate's Zygosepalum [American Botanist in South America 20th cen]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Venezuela in boggy situations within bushes at elevations of 1700 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with cylindrical, compressed, grooved, tapering towards the apex pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few imbricating sheaths with younger ones having one almost as tall as the pseudobulb and carrying 1 to 2 apical, subcoriaceous, oblong to oblanceolate, acute, often revolute margin leaves that blooms from fall through early spring on a lateral, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, erect, few [3 to 7] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Zygopetalum tatei Ames & Schltr. 1931

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 8 1979 photo; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/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 drwaing fide;

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