Lycaste angelae Oakley 2008 SECTION Intermediae Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Part ShadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning Angela's Lycaste [Dr Angela Ryan - British Botanist current]

Flower Size to 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests usually near water and in areas with high humidity at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elongate, ovoid, deciduous pseudobulbs leaving long spines after leaf-fall carrying deciduous, oblanceolate-acuminate, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a short to 3" [7.5 cm], single flowered, erect scape arising as a new growth emerges occuring in the spring and holding the unscented flower below the leaf.

Often known as Lycaste brevispatha but new research has shown that that name was described previously for another Lycaste so this name becomes obsolete and a new one was needed to take this ones place, hence Lycaste angelae.

Synonyms Lycaste angelae var alba Oakley 2008; Lycaste angelae var rubra Oakley 2008

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 65. Panama Schlechter 1922 as L brevispatha; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as L brevispatha; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970 as L brevispatha; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1030 Dodson 1984 as L brevispatha drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as L brevispatha drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drawing fide; *Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 As L brevispatha photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;