Lycaste bruncana Bogarín 2007 SECTION Lycaste Photo by © Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Hot Summer

Common Name The Brunca Lycaste [A region and Indigenous people of Costa Rica]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 100 to 400 meters as a medium to just large sized sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, sulcate, ancipitous pseudobulbs with inconspicuous spines after leaf fall and subtended by 2 to 3 leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2, apical, plicate, 5 veined, obovate, acute to acuminate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on 1 to 6, 3.6" [9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 persistent, imbricate, ovate, acute bracts and 1 to several showy flowers open at any one time.

Similar to L tricolor but differs in the spathulate lip, a long-narrow isthmus and a wooly anther.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Lankesteriana 7: 543. 2007.