Zygopetalum sellowii Rchb.f. 1863 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista The Orchidstudium Website

Common Name Sellow's Zygopetalum [German Plant Collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil as a small to medium sized terrestrial with relatively small, ovoid-oblong, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, apical, relatively short, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute, 5 nerved leaves that blooms on a racemose, erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band II Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993