Sudamerlycaste lata (Rolfe) Archila 2002 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another View Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Wide Sudamerlycaste [refers to the short, wide tepals]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru as a small sized, cool growing orchid with oblong-ellipsoid, slightly compressed, hexangular with blunt edges pseudobulbs carrying 2, elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, 1.2 to 3.2" [3 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescnece carrying flowers with no fragrance.

Synonyms Ida lata [Rolfe] Oakley 2003; Ida portillae Hort; Lycaste fowliei Oakeley 1994; *Lycaste lata Rolfe 1910; Sudamerlycaste fowliei (Oakeley) Archila 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetaru Tropicarum Plate 0092 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Lycaste lata drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5/120 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste lata; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste fowleyi photo fide; *Orchid Digest Vol 67 [1] 17, 22 2003; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

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