Sudamerlycaste hirtzii (Dodson) Archila 2002 SECTION Cinnabarinae Oakley 2008

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning Hirtz's Sudamerlycaste [German Engineer, Orchid Enthusiast and Orchid Collector in Ecuador current]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2200 to 2600 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial on steep embankments in thick woodlands with stout, ovate, slightly compressed, very shallowly furrowed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, plicate, 3 to 5 nerved, elliptic, acute, contracted below into the channeled, elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, to 22" [55 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with several tubular bracts and a floral bract all carrying a single, nodding flower

Synonyms Ida hirtzii (Dodson) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Lycaste colombiana Ospina 1988; *Lycaste hirtzii Dodson 1982;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 444 Dodson 1982 as Lycaste hirtzii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L hirtzii; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as Lycaste hirtzii photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Lycaste hirtzii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida hirtzii; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 3 Dodson 2002 as Lycaste hirtzii drawing/photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Ida hirztiiphoto fide;