Sudamerlycaste fragans (Oakeley) Archila 2002SECTION Ciliatae Oakley 2008

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Photo by Orquideas del Valle and their Orchid Website

Common Name The Fragrant Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 2.2 to 2.45" [5.3 to 6.2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1400 to 1900 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with truncated, ovoid-conical pseudobulbs unspined after leaf fall and carrying 2 to3, plicate, tapering below into the petilate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 5.6 to 6.4" [14 to 16 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with night fragrant flowers

Synonyms Ida fragrans Oakley 2003; *Lycaste fragrans Oakley 1994;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste fragrans photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Lycaste fragrans drawing fide/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as Lycaste fragrans photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida fragrans; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Ida fragrans photo fide;