Sudamerlycaste heynderycxii (E.Morren) Archila 2002 SECTION Cinnabarinae Oakley 2008

Another Angle Photos by Eric Hunt

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo Warm Spring

Common Name Heynderycx' Sudamerlycaste [A Belgian senator and orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on steep rock embankments among light scrub in wet moss and leaf mold or on rock outcrops at elevations of 1700 to 3000 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte with smooth, oval, light green pseudobulbs carrying 3, plicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, 8 to 24" [20 to 60 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Ida heynderycxii (E. Morren) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Lycaste barbifrons Lindl. 1845; *Maxillaria heynderyexii E. Morren 1845; Sudamerlycaste barbifrons (Lindl.) Archila 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 4 1991 as L barbifrons; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as L barbifrons; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Ida heynderycxii photo fide;