Sudamerlycaste peruviana (Rolfe) Archila 2002 SECTION Fulvecentes Oakley 2008>

Photo by Eric Christenson

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Common Name The Peruvian Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 2 3/4" [ 6.85 cm]

Found in eastern Ecuador and Peru in very wet montane forests at elevations around 800 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with a longer rhizome carrying stout, ovate, slightly flattened, furrowed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, imbricating sheaths with the uppermost 1 or 2 being foliaceous carrying 2 apical, plicate, thin, elliptical, acute, conduplicate below intothe petiolate base leaf that is contracted into a channeled basal petiole that blooms in the spring on a basal, single flowered, 4" [10 cm] long, inflorescence with several tubular sheaths and a floral bract. This species is quite remarkable in the fact that it has a movable lip just like Bulbophyllum.

Synonyms Ida fulvescens var. jarae (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) D.E.Benn. & Oakeley 2003; Ida peruviana (Rolfe) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Ida peruviana var. pallida Oakeley 2003; Lycaste fimbriata var. peruviana (Rolfe) C.Schweinf. 1944; Lycaste jarae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1996; Lycaste peruviana Rolfe 1910;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as Lycaste peruviana drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as Lycaste andreetiae ; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste andreettae photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Lycaste peruviana; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #1 1996 as Lycaste jarae drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida peruviana; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not = S gigantea?; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as Lycaste jarae; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo good; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Ida peruviana photo fide;