Zygopetalum

COMMON NAME

Zygopetalum

TYPE

Orchid

FAMILY

Orchidaceae

NOTES

15 distinct species with mostly long lasting, deep-colored, fragrant blooms. Genus name comes from the Greek words zygos meaning a yoke and petalon meaning a petal for the swelling at the base of the lip which seems to yoke together the lateral segments of the flowers.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Tropical South America

NATIVE HABITAT

Humid forests at low- to mid-elevation regions as epiphytes

WEB SOURCES

aos.org

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

 

Zygopetalum