Sudamerlycaste rikii (Oakeley) Archila 2009 SECTION Ciliatae Oakley 2008

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep ShadeWarmcoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning Rik's Sudamerlycaste [Belgian Orchid Enthusiast Current]

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in Colombia without locality but in Narino and possibly northern Ecuador as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with erect plicate leaves making the blooms arising in the spring quite noticable,

Synonyms *Ida rikii Oakeley 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida rikii *Orchid Digest 67 [1] 16,27 Oakley 2003; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 as Ida rikii; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Ida Rikiiphoto fide;