Sudamerlycaste jimenezii (Oakeley) Archila 2009 SECTION Ciliatae

Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name Jimenez' Sudamerlycaste [Colombian Dicoverer of species current]

Flower Size 4.4" [11 cm]

Found in Colombia in wet montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing orchid with pale green, pyriform to tapered, slightly ridged pseudobulbs with no spines after leaf-fall and carrying 3, pale green, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an almost horizontal, 9.6 to 12.4" [24 to 31 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with nocturnally fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Ida jimenezii Oakley 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Idajimenezii; *Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 as Ida jimenezii photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Ida jimenezii photo fide;