Zygosepalum labiosum

Zygosepalum labiosum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Zygosepalum
Species: Zspm. labiosum
Binomial name
Zygosepalum labiosum
(Rich.) Garay 1967

Zygosepalum labiosum is a species of genus Zygosepalum


Plants blooms in the spring with one to three flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 10cm wide.


Plants are found in the wet montane forest of French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil below elevations of 1200 meters


Plants require warm temperatures and moderate lighting. 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 a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers.


Common Names: The Lip-Like Zygosepalum


  1. *Epidendrum labiosum Rich. 1792
  2. Eulophia rostrata (Hook.) Steud. 1840
  3. Menadenium labiosum (Rich.) Cogn. 1902
  4. Menadenium rostratum [Hkr.] Raf. 1836
  5. Zygopetalum labiosum (Rich.) L.O. Williams 1942
  6. Zygopetalum rostratum Hook. 1828
  7. Zygopetalum rostratum Raf. ?
  8. Zygosepalum rostratum (Hook.) Rchb. f. 1863

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