Sudamerlycaste andreettae (Dodson) Archila 2002 SECTION Fulvescentes Oakley 2008 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Andreetta's Sudamerlycaste [Ecuadorian Priest and Orchid Discoverer current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru 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 andreettae Oakley 2008; Ida andreettae var pallida Oakley 2008; Lycaste andreettae Dodson 1982;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 443 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L andreettae; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste andrettae photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste andreettae; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #1 1996 as Lycaste andreettae drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Lycaste andreettae photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as Lycaste andreettae drawing/photo fide; *Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol76 #2 2012 photo fide;