Monographs Details: Zygopetalum tatei Ames & C.Schweinf.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Amazonas: Mt. Duida, slopes of Ridge 25, 1689-1840 m alt., 2-3 ft high, flowers white with purple spots, November 26-December 16, 1928, G. H. H. Tate 423 (type) ; same locality, crest of Ridge 25, 1938 m alt., plant 2-3 ft tall, flowers three or four, 1.5 inches across, petals green blotched with purple, lip white, November 26-December 16, 1928, Tate 468; same locality, summit, 1820-2075 m alt., terrestrial on high moist ridge-top, sepals and petals purple with dull yellow bands and patches alternating with the purple spots, September 4, 1944, J. A. Steyermark 58327; Cerro Sipapo (Paraque), 600-1500 m alt., between Interinediate Camp and Savanna Camp, frequent terrestrial in slope rain forest, flower yellowish green spotted with brown, lip white with purple base, column greenish yellow, December 1-3, 1948, B. Maguire & L. Politi 27494; same locality, 1800 m alt., frequent on slopes of Peak I, December 12, 1948, Maguire & Politi 27641; same locality, on southwest slope of Peak I, 1800-2000 m alt., frequent terrestrial, flowers yellowish barred with reddish-brown, lip white with a purple base, column green with a yellow tip, December 12, 1948, Maguire & Politi 27656; Cerro Huachamacari, Rio Cunucunuma, on summit of East Ridge No. 1, 1820 m alt., infrequent, "petals greenish, purple-banded; lip white with purple base," December 8, 1950, B. Maguire, R. S. Cowan & J. J. Wurdack 30061; same locality, in cumbre near southeast escarpment, 1900 m alt., infrequent terrestrial, in marshy scrub savanna, flower pale green spotted with red-brown, lip white with a purple base, December 11, 1950, Maguire, Cowan & Wurdack 30147; same locality, in cumbre between Summit Camp and east escarpment, 1850-1950 m alt., occasional, flowers yellowish mottled with brown, lip white with small purple area at base, December 16, 1950, Maguire, Coioan & Wurdack 30264; same locality, in cumbre between Summit Camp and southwest escarpment, 1850 m alt., occasional, flowers green mottled ^vith brown, lip white with a blue area at the base, December 17, 1950, Maguire, Coiuan ir Wurdack 30297; Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, along west escarpment west of Cumbre Camp, 1700-1800 m alt., terrestrial in scrub forest, flower yellow-green barred with brown, Januar) 6, 1954, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack & G. S. Bunting 37072 (fruiting) ; same locality, in west escai-pment savanna 2 km north of Cumbre Camp, 1800 m alt., infrequent terrestrial, "Tepals cream, barred olive; lip -white, the central basal portion light purple; column yellow, finely brown-striate basally within. Fruit green," January 12, 1954, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 37236; same locality, east head of Caiion Grande, 1900-2000 m alt., terrestrial. "Tepals with broad bronze-purple bands; lip basall) purple, apically white," December 17, 1957, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack & C. K. Maguire 42433.
Distribution:Venezuela South America