Zygopetalum pabstii Toscano 1980 Photo by Asson Niteroi and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name Pabst's Zygopetalum [Brazilian Orchid Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations around 300 to 400 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with oblong-ovate, acute pseudobulbs enveloped by deciduous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, submembraneous, narrowly lanceolate, 1 veined leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a basal, 32 to 36" [80 to 90 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with obovate, acuminate floral bracts.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 56 no 2 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilensis I Castro & Campacci drawing fide;