Sudamerlycaste acaroi (Oakeley) Archila 2009 SECTION Ciliatae Oakley 2008 Photo courtesy of Erica Moron de Abad and Her Biorquidtropic Peru Lab Web Page

Common Name Acaro's Sudamerlycaste [Ecuadorian Orchid Discoverer current]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Ecuador on steep roadside embankments and cliffs at elevations around 1870 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with pyriform, ridged, unspined pseudobulbs carrying 3, plicate, elliptic leaves that blooms in April with the onset of new growths on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ida acaroi Oakley 2003; Ida acaroi var minor Oakley 2008;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 as Ida acaroi