Sudamerlycaste jamesiorum (Oakeley) Archila 2009 SECTION Cobbianae Photo by Philipp Weigell

Common Name James' Sudamerlycaste [English Orchid Enthusiasts current]

Flower Size 1.1 to 2.2" [2.8 to 5.5cm]

Found in Colombia?, Ecuador? and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 2400 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with short, thin pseudobulbs with very small spines after leaf-fall carrying 2 [sometimes 3 to 4], long, narrow, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 1.6 to 4.6" [4 to 11.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers that smell of asparagas.

Synonyms *Ida jamesiorum Oakeley 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0095 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Lycaste trifoliata; Native Colombian Orchid Vol 6 COS 1998 as Lycaste trifoliata; *Orchid Digest 67[1], 22,24,25 2003 as Ida jamesii; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 as Ida jamesiorum

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