Sudamerlycaste barringtoniae (Sm.) Archila 2002 SECTION Ciliatae Oakley 2008

Flowers in natural nodding position Photos courtesy of Olivier Reilhes of Guadeloupe.

FragrantPart shadeHotCool SpringSummer

Common Name Barrington's Sudamerlycaste [Englishwoman and gardener in the 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba and Jamaica on mossy rocks and in humus under tree fern at elevations of 150 to 775 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte on trees or lithophyte with smooth, medium green, not spined afterleaf-fall pseudobulb carrying 2 to 3, plicate, ribbed, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring through summer on a 2.4" [6 cm], successively 4 to 5, single flowered inflorescence with nodding, fragrant flowers .

Synonyms Colax barringtoniae (Sm.) Lindl. ex Spreng. 1826; Dendrobium barringtoniae (Sm.) Sw. 1799; *Epidendrum barringtoniae Sm. 1793; Ida barringtoniae (Sm.) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Lycaste barringtoniae (Sm.) Lindl. 1844; Maxillaria barringtoniae (Sm.) Lodd. 1832; Sudamerlycaste rossyi (Hoehne) Archila 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Lycaste barringtoniae; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970 as L barringtoniae; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L barringtoniae; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste barringtoniae photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste barringtoniae; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

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