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Orchid Species: Zygopetalum crinitum

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Zygopetalum crinitum is an orchid species identified by G.Lodd. in 1831.
Genus
Grex
crinitum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
G.Lodd.
Year
1831
ORIGIN: Found in Santa Catarina to Espirito Santo states, Brazil at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial or epiphyte, has clustered, often buried in leaf litter, ovoid or ovoid-oblong, compressed, lightly sulcate, shiny dark green pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5 apical, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acute or shortly acuminate, plicate, long-attenuate below leaves that blooms on an erect, to 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, several [3 to 10] flowered, racemose inflorescence with showy, fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers occurring in the winter through spring.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3 1/2 inches [9 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Zygopetalum Z crepeauxii 1887 Carrière
Add+ Zygopetalum Z microtus 1863 Hoffmanns. ex Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Zygopetalum Z pubescens 1843 Hoffmanns.
Add+ Zygopetalum Z stenochilum 1834 G.Lodd. ex Drapiez
Add+ Eulophia Euph stenochila 1840 (G.Lodd. ex Drapiez) Steud.
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