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Zygopetalum Gacauve

The Zygopetalum genus contains over 20 species. The majority are terrestrial and rarely epiphytic or lithophytic. They are mostly from tropical South America, Paraguay, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia with the most species found in Brazil. They have large racemes with big ornamental blooms which can be both erect or arching. They are frequently perfumed and produce rounded pseudobulbs with long and narrow leaves.

Learn more about these orchids and their culture on our Zygopetalum Orchid Culture page.

See also our Zygopetalum photo gallery.

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