Lycaste consobrina Rchb.f 1852 SECTION Aromaticae Photo by Lourens Grobler

FragrancePart shadeWarmSpring

Common Name The Closely Related Lycaste

Flower Size to 2.6" [to almost 6.5 cm]

A variable yellow, medium sized, warm growing Lycaste from Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1000 meters with ovoid to pyriform, flattened anterior-posteriorly psuedobulbs that are spined after leaf fall and carrying ribbed, plicate, elliptic leaves that blooms in the spring as new growths appear and carries sometimes lemon or peach scented flowers that need light shade and a dry rest in winter.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 10 2004 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 71-74 Oakley 2007; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

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