Zygopetalum Alliance

(pronounced: zy-go-PET-a-lum)

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The Zygopetalum Alliance comprises about 35 genera distributed throughout the American tropics from southern Mexico and the West Indies to Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and northern Argentina. The northernmost species belong to the genera Kefersteinia and Stenotyla. Warrea warreana and Zygopetalum maxillare extend to Paraguay and Argentina.