Batemannia armillata Rchb.f 1875 Photo by Guy Chiron

FragrancePart shadeHotTo WarmLATE SpringTo Summer

Common Name The Buckled Batemannia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte, that is from Surinam, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru found at altitudes of 300 to 700 meters with caespitose, laterally compressed, slightly 4 angled, ovoid, clustered, shiny green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 pairs of imbricating, scarious sheaths and carrying 2 paired, elliptic-lanceolate, thick, acute, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a pendulous, 8" [20 cm] long, loosely 3 to 6 flowered, racemose inflorescence with waxy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Zygopetalum chloranthum Krzl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1881 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965/1982; Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as B colleyi photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0010 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as mispelled - Batemania armellata drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not = B colleyi fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae I Jimenez & Jimenez 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide