Sudamerlycaste fulvescens (Hook.) Archila 2002 SECTION Fulvescentes Oakley 2008

Finer Haired Form Photo courtesy Lourens Grobler Copyright

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Common Name The Brown-Yellow Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in humid wet forests at elevations of 1600 to 1700 meters as a medium sized warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, compressed, slightly rugose, longitudinally ribbed pseudobulbs subtended by several scarious nonfoliaceous sheaths and having 2 apical, plicate, elliptical-lanceolate leaves that are cuneate into the petiole and has an erect, inflorescence arising from a mature pseudobulb and having 2 tubular, acuminate bracts and a single floral bract that is 10" [25 cm] long and has a single, waxy, nodding, fragrant flower occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Ida fulvescens (Hook.) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Ida fulvescens var. jarae (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) D.E.Benn. & Oakeley 2003; Ida fulvescens var. pallida Oakeley 2003; Lycaste crocea Linden ex Lindl. 1846; Lycaste fulvescens Hook. 1845; Maxillaria fulvescens (Hook.) Beer 1854;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Lycaste fulvescens; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Lycaste fulvescens; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lycaste fulvescens; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Lycaste fulvescens drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Lycaste fulvescens; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Lycaste fulvescens drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as Lycaste fulvescens drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Lycaste fulvescens drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L fulvescens; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as Lycaste fulvescens photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste fulvescens; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste fulvescens; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Lycaste fulvescens drawing good; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as Lycaste fulvescens photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Lycaste fulvescens; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

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