Sudamerlycaste nana (Oakeley) Archila 2002 SECTION Ciliatae Photo by Peter Maxwell

Deep shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Small Sudamerlycaste [refers to the small plant]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru in drier areas at elevations around 650 meters as a large sized, hot growing terrestrial with oblong-ellipsoid pseudobulbs without spines after leaf-fall and carrying 3, broad, plicate leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with huge bracts and a large, cowl-like floral bract.

Synonyms Ida nana (Oakeley) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Lycaste nana Oakeley 1994;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 92 Bennett & Dodson 1989 as Lycaste lata; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste nana photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste nana; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008