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Brazilian Orchid

Brazilian Orchid
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids, Brazil flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-08 15:54
Viewed: 5039
Points: 10
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Zygopetalum maxillare Lodd. 1832

Common Name The Chin-Bone Zygopetalum
Flower Size 2 1/2" [6 cm]
Found in montane rainforests in SE Brazil and Paraguay, this small to medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte occurs at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters with ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, conspicuously veined, narrowly lanceolate, subacuminate leaves that blooms on a lateral, to 15" [37 cm]long, racemose, several [5 to 8] flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers occuring in the summer in Brazil.
Synonyms Eulophia maxillaris (Lodd.) G.Don 1850; Zygopetalum gautieri Lem. 1867; Zygopetalum hasslerianum Krnzl. 1906; Zygopetalum mandibulare Rchb.f 1877; Zygopetalum maxillare var gautieri [Lem]Regel 1869; Zygopetalum maxillare var sanderianum [Regel] Cogn. 1902; Zygopetalum sanderae Sander 1927 ; Zygopetalum sanderianum Regel 1888
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 3/339 1991 photo; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 9 1996 photo; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 5 2000 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilense I Plate 097 Castro & Campacci 2000

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-03-08 16:23]

Hi Raimundo!
Nice catch. Orhideele are among my favorites.
Your pictures are beautiful.
The best and most others expected.

Ola Raimundo! Nice flowers. Very nice light and colours. Good take. Saude!

Ola Raimundo,

A very beautiful Orchid, and a color not commonly seen among orchids, at least not among the ones I've seen. A nice composition showing the plant in its natural state.


Bonjour Raimundo,
Très bon angle de prise de vue et superbe profondeur de champ valorisant bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Bonjour Raimundo,
Bonne photo de ce Zygopetalum, mais il semble manquer un cépale et un pétale !!

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