Zygopetalum coeleste is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in 1876. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Pescatoria coelestis.
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia and Ecuador as a tufted, small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs, occurring in extremely wet forests.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte without pseudobulbs, with 6 to 10, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate leaves arranged in a fan shape that blooms in the spring and summer on a stout, shorter than the leaves, 4 to 10 [10 to 25 cm] long, ascending, sheathed stalk with a solitary, fleshy, long-lived, fragrant flower that is best put in a basket so as to display the low held flowers to the best advantage.
FLOWER SIZE: 3 to 4 inches [7.5 to 10 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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