Zygopetalum caulescens is an orchid species identified by Rolfe in 1890. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Zygopetalum mosenianum.
ORIGIN: Found in the southeast Atlantic forest of Brazil as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial at elevations of 900 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Found in the southeast Atlantic forest of Brazil as a giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial at elevations of 900 meters and up with an elongate, scandent, leafy, enveloped by sheathing leaf bases and carrying deciduous, arching, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves and blooms on a 16 [40 cm] few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence with waxy, fragrant, flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 3/4 to 2 inches [4 to 5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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