Lycaste campbellii C. Schweinf. 1949 SECTION Intermediae

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragranceFull shadeHotTo WarmSpring

Common Name Campbell's Lycaste [American Orchid Enthusiast and cultivator of species 1900's]

Flower Size less than 1" [less than 2.5 cm]

Found in Panama and northwestern Colombia in the Choco and Antioquia as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte in dense shade at elevations close to sealevel in marshes and primary beach vegetation with close set, sulcate, tapering ovoid, pseudobulbs that have a long spiney apex after leaf fall with ribbed, plicate, deciduous, elliptic leaves that blooms in the spring on a single flowered, erect, 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm] long inflorescence with fragrant, short-lived flowers arising before or with the new growths.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 1991 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo good; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71-74 Oakley 2007; Libro Rojo de Plantas De Colombia Vol 6 Primera Parte Saenz 2007 photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide;