Sudamerlycaste cobbiana (B.S.Williams) Archila 2002SECTION Cobbianae Oakley 2008 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name Cobb's Sudamerlycaste [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2 " [5 cm]

A medium sized, warm to hot growing, caespitose epiphyte and occasional lithophyte that is found around 200 to 1800 meters in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forest with slender, tapered cylindric psedobulbs without spined with 2 to 3 apical, plicate, narrow, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves with a tapered to long petiole that blooms on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, basal inflorescence arising on mature psuedobulbs with large, ovate, long-acuminate bracts occuring in the fall through spring. This species has the thinnest psuedobulbs and leaves of the genus.

Synonyms Ida cobbiana (B.S.Wms.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003; *Lycaste cobbiana B.S.Williams 1885; Lycaste trifoliata F.Lehm. ex Masters 1895; Sudamerlycaste trifoliata (F.Lehm. ex Masters) Archila 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 38 no 5 1974 as Lycaste trifoliata drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 448 Dodson 1982 as Lycaste trifoliata drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0095 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Lycaste trifoliata drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0349 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as Lycaste trifoliata drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5/320-1 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5/322 1991 as L trifoliata; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste trifoliata photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste trifoliata drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 280 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as Lycaste trifoliata drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 1998 as Lycaste trifoliata photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as Lycaste cobbiana drawing/photo fide and trifoliata drawing/photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 as Lycaste trifoliata photo fide

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