Lycaste guatemalensis Archila 1999 SECTION Lycaste Photo courtesy of Edgar Alfredo Mó Mó Copyright © .

Part shade WarmCoolTo LATER SpringFall

Common Name or Meaning The Guatemalan Lycaste

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with pseudobulbs that are much smaller than L skinneri and 3, ribbed, plicate, elliptical leaves that blooms in the later spring through fall on an erect, 6.4" [16 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

One of the Lycaste macrophylla complex consisting of the species L dowiana, L fuscina, L guatemalensis, L leucantha, L macrophylla, L measuresiana, L panamensis, L puntarenasensis, L x sanderae, L viridescens, L xanthocheila, L xytriophora,

Synonyms Lycaste guatemalensis var alba Oakley 2008; Lycaste skinneri subsp ipala; Lycaste skinneri type ipala; Lycaste skinneri var ipala; Lycaste virginalis type ipala

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 11 1963 coin as L virginalis; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 9 1978 photo as L virginalis var alba; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 9 1970 photo as L virginalis; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 9 1979 photo as L virginalis; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 1982 photo as L virginalis var alba; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 9 1981 photo as L virginalis; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 9 1983 photo as L virginalis type Ipala; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 12 1987 drawing as L virginalis var alba; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

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