Zygopetalum sanguinolentum is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1863. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Kefersteinia sanguinolenta.
ORIGIN: An Ecuadorian, Colombian, Peruvian, Bolivian and Venezuelan, miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing species found in dense subtropical montane forests in deep shade low down on slender trees at altitudes of 800 to 2400 meters.
DESCRIPTION: An Ecuadorian, Colombian, Peruvian, Bolivian and Venezuelan, miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing species found in dense subtropical montane forests in deep shade low down on slender trees at altitudes of 800 to 2400 meters that has a few imbricating, conduplicate, leaf-bearing sheaths carrying oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, acute, minutely apiculate, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate base leaves giving rise to an axillary, erect, 2 [5 cm] long inflorescence with a solitary thin textured flower that is held below the leaves arising from summer until fall.
FLOWER SIZE: 3/4 inch [2 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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