Sudamerlycaste linguella (Rchb.f.) Archila 2002SECTION Cobbianae Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Jim Hamilton Petite Plaisance Orchids

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Common Name The Small-Lipped Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 4" or less [10 cm or less]

Found in Ecuador and Peru as a large sized, cold to cool growing terrestrial on steep embankments in very wet montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters with ovoid-conical, smooth pseudobulbs without spines after leaf fall and carrying 2 apical, ribbed, petiolate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, several at once, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a few inflated sheathing bracts giving rise to a waxy, long-lasting, fragrant flower occuring in the winter. This species is closely related to Sudamerlycaste

Synonyms Ida linguella (Rchb. f.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003; *Lycaste linguella Rchb. f. 1871;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Lycaste linguella; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970 as Lycaste linguella; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 446 Dodson 1982 as Lycaste linguella drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5/325 1991; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste linguella photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste linguella; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 as Lycaste linguella drwaing/photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

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