(pronounced: PABST-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Zygopetalinae

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Caespitose epiphytes. Pseudobulbs elliptic-ovoid, subtended by imbricate bracts with the uppermost foliaceous. Leaves two, thin-textured. Inflorescences erect, scapose, solitary to few-flowered racemes. Flowers cupped, fleshy-waxy. Sepals and petals free, spreading. Lip three-lobed, clawed, +/- a fleshy basal callus. Column stout; pollinia 4, on a common stipe and viscidium.


A genus of five species endemic to Brazil.

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Senghas, K. 1993. Pabstia jugosa (Lindl.) Garay 1973. Die Orchidee 44(5): Orchideenkartei Seite 737-738.