Zygopetalum hemixanthum 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 Pescatoria hemixantha.
ORIGIN: Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil in wet, lower montane forests at elevations of 100 to 1300 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with keeled leaves held in a fan-shape that blooms on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence, holding the flower near the base of the leaves.
FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [7.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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