Sudamerlycaste dyeriana (Sander ex Mast.) Archila 2002 SECTION Idae Ryan & Oakley 2003

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Common Name Dyer's Sudamerlycaste [Director of Kew 1800's]

Flower Size to about 2.8" [to about 7 cm]

This medium to large, caespitose, pendant growing [unique to the genus], cold to warm growing, epiphyte is found in Ecuador and Peru in montane rainforests often on the undersides of branches at elevations of 950 to 1800 meters with broadly ovoid to suborbicular, compressed with a well defined margin, unevenly shrunken, bluish green pseudobulbs with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, glaucous, dark green blue leaves with conduplicate bases that blooms on a basal, several at once, pendant, to 5" [12.5 cm]long, single flowered inflorescence that arises on the newest mature pseudobulb, with 4 to 5 conspicuous, inflated, pale green bracts and with fragrant, waxy, long-lived, pendulous, campanulate flowers that do not open fully and occurs in the summer through fall in cultivation and winter to early spring in nature. This plant has a vegatative habit much like a Maxillaria.

Synonyms Ida dyeriana (Sanders ex Mast.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003; *Lycaste dyeriana Sander ex Mast 1898;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lycaste dyeriana; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Lycaste dyeriana; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5/325-6 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste dyeriana photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste dyeriana; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 279 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

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