Sudamerlycaste cinnabarina [Lindl. ex Stevens] Archila 2002SECTION Cinnabarinae Oakley 2008 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Plant and Flower enitu in Ecuador Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding


Common Name The Red Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 3 3/4" [4.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 1050 to 2500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulb subtended by several imbricating bracts, with the uppermost leaf bearing, yet shorter than the 2 apical, lanceolate, strongly ribbed, long-petiolate with a deep "u" shape channel, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter and spring in nature on an erect, 20" [50 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence, arising from a mature pseudobulb, with 5 to 6 large, tubular, close bracts and ovate, tubular acuminate, subinfundibuliform floral bracts and nodding, fleshy-rigid, campanulate, fragrant flowers held at mid-leaf. This species is distiguished from others by the large flower, a callus with 5 ribs at the base and the intense orange color of the labellum.

Synonyms Ida cinnabarina (Lindl. ex Rolfe) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Lycaste cinnabarina (Lindl. ex Rolfe) Rolfe 1902; Ida cinnabarina var major Oakley 2008; Lycaste denningiana Rchb. f. 1876; *Maxillaria cinnabarina Lindl. ex Rolfe 1853; Sudamerlycaste denningiana (Rchb.f.) Archila 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Lycaste denningiana; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as Lycaste cinnabarina drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as Lycaste denningiana not = L dunstervillei; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 as Lycaste denningiana drawing not = L dunstervillei; Orquideologia Vol 12 No 3/4 1977/8; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 sa Lycaste denningiana drawing not = L dunstervillei; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 091 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as L denningiana drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L denningiana; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L cinnabarina; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste denningiana; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 487 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as Lycaste denningiana drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 as Lycaste denningiana; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as Ida lacinata photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not = Ida laciniata