Sudamerlycaste grandis (Fowlie ex Oakeley) Archila 2002SECTION Cinnabarinae Oakley 2008 Photo by Orquideas del Valle and their Orchid Website

Common Name The Large Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 1.8 to 4.8" [4.5 to 12 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in high open grasslands and damp woods at elevations of 2000 to 3100 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte, terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with flattened, tapering to the apex pseudobulbs without spines at leaf-fall and carrying plicaet, ribbed, narrowly elliptic, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, to 3'4" [1 meter] long, single flowered inflorescence with flowers that do not have a fragrance

Synonyms Ida grandis Oakley 2003; Ida grandis var alba Fowlie ex Oakley 2008; Ida labelloviridis (B.S.Williams) Oakeley 2003; Lycaste gigantea var. labelloviridis B.S.Williams 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide as Lycaste grandis; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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