Sudamerlycaste ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) Archila 2002 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

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Common Name The Small-Haired Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size to about 4" [to about 10 cm]

A medium sized, cold to warm growing epiphytic or lithophytic species found in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador under scrub in shady conditions and rocky soil in river canyons and on decaying tree stumps that is found at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 deciduous leaves and blooms on a laxly erect, several at once,to 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence occuring in the spring with nocturnally fragrant, waxy, long-lived flowers.

According to Oakley this taxon is valid but has been lost and may never be rediscovered as the drawings are just not that specific. The orchid above and any that Oakley has seen with that name are actually Ida fimbriata

Synonyms Dendrobium ciliatum Parish 1864; Ida ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Lycaste ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) Lindl. ex Rchb. f. 1856; Lycaste lanipes Lindl. 1843; Lycaste mesochlaena Rchb. f. 1854; *Maxillaria ciliata Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Maxillaria costata Lindl. 1838; Maxillaria lanipes Ruiz and Pavon ?; Sudamerlycaste lanipes (Lindl.) Archila 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Lycaste mesochlaena; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lycste lanipes; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Lycaste ciliata drawing not; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Lycaste costata drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Lycaste lanipes; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 2 1980 photo not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 445 Dodson 1982 as Lycaste lanipes drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 447 Dodson 1982 as Lycaste mesochlaena drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 935 Dodson 1984 as Lycaste ciliata drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0090 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as L ciliata drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0347 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as Lycaste ciliata drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0090 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as L lata; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo as Lycaste ciliata photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5/323-4 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste [lanipes] fimbriata photo fide ; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste ciliata drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste mesochleana photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 1998 as L fimbriata; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 as Lycaste lanipes photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 as L costata; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 as L fimbriata; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide

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