Zygopetalum chloranthum is an orchid species identified by Kraenzl. in 1910. 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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