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Zygopetalum brachypetalum

Zygopetalum brachypetalum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Zygopetalum
Species: Z. brachypetalum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Zygopetalum brachypetalum
Lindl. 1844


Zygopetalum brachypetalum is a species of genus Zygopetalum

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from fall to winter with four to ten 7 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the montane forest of Brazil

CultureEdit

Keep plant frost free and at cool to intermediate temperatures. Plant will tolerate temperatures of 28°C only for several hours. Keep plant in medium to bright light. Zygopetalums can take morning sun and filtered noon sunlight. Light green leaves with a bit of yellow indicates maximum sun light absorption. Zygopetalum potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in medium to fine bark with some perlite.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Short Petaled Zygopetalum

SynonymEdit

  1. Zygopetalum brachypetalum var stenopetalum Regel 1855

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