Zygopetalum armillatum is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Mottet in 1898. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Batemannia armillata.
ORIGIN: A small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte, that is from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru found at altitudes of 300 to 700 meters.
DESCRIPTION: A small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte, that is from 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.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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