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Orchid Species: Zygopetalum rivieri

Kew currently accepted name is Zygopetalum maculatum
Zygopetalum rivieri is an orchid species identified by Carrière in 1873.
Genus
Grex
rivieri
Parents
Species
Author
Carrière
Year
1873
ORIGIN: Found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 2100 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with clustered, ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 5 apical, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, plicate leaves that blooms an a lateral, racemose, 2' [60 cm] long, longer than the leaves, few [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers and prominent bracts equaling the length of the ovaries and occurring in the fall and winter in Brazil.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [7 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 mackayi 1827 Hook.
Add+ Zygopetalum Z massangei 1876 Jacob-Makoy ex T.Moore & Mast.
Add+ Zygopetalum Z bolivianum 1922 Schltr.
Add+ Zygopetalum Z intermedium 1844 Lodd. ex Lindl.
Add+ Zygopetalum Z maculatum 1970 (Kunth) Garay
Add+ Maxillaria Max maculata 1832 (Kunth) Lindl.
Add+ Zygopetalum Z mackaii
Add+ Zygopetalum Z velutinum 1843 Hoffmanns.
Add+ Broughtonia Bro maculata 1826 (Kunth) Spreng.
Add+ Dendrobium Den maculatum 1816 Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt
Add+ Eulophia Euph mackaiana 1831 Lindl.
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