Zygopetalum silvanum V.P.Castro & Campacci 1991 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista The Orchidstudium Website

Part ShadeWarm LATER Summer EARLIERFall

Common Name The Forest Zygopetalum

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 600 to 700 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing, scandent epiphyte with oblong-ovate, acute pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious, deciduous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, submembraneous, narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the later summer and earlier fall on a basal, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with large, obovate, acuminate floral bracts enveloping almost all the pedicel and ovary.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 27 1648 - 1712 Brieger 1993 ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasiliensis I Capacci & Castro drawing good;