(pronounced: shaw-BAR-dee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Zygopetalinae

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Epiphytes +/- pseudobulbs, forming fan-shaped plants. Leaves several, alternate, distichous, oblanceolate, petiolate. Inflorescences axillary scapes, erect to laxly arching. Flowers fleshy. Sepals and petals free, spreading, subsimilar, subequal. Lip unlobed or obscurely three-lobed usually by lateral extension of the callus, clawed, the callus transverse, divided into numerous teeth or keels. Column stout, with a foot and conspicuous wings at the middle or below the apex; pollinia 4, sessile on a broad common viscidium.


Dedicated to L. A. Chaubard, an early 18th century botanist who collected orchid specimens in Algeria and worked on the European flora.


A genus of three species native to South America.

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Bennett, D. E. and E. A. Christenson 1995. Icones Plantarum Peruviarum. Sarasota, FL.