!Sudamerlycaste locusta (Rchb.f.) Archila 2002 Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name The Locust Green Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size to about 4 1/2" [to 11.5 cm]

This is a Peruvian, large sized, warm to cool growing lithophyte found along railway embankments and on limestone rocks or epiphyte with the pseudobulbs protected by leaves or grass and the flwoers and leaves held in full sun around 2000 to 3000 meters in altitude with oblong-ovoid, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, long petiolate, plicate, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring in cultivation and the fall in situ on a several at once, erect, to 7" [17.5 cm] long, inflorescence with pendant, apple scented, waxy flowers and is found in wet montane forests with a distinct drier winter.

Synonyms Ida locusta (Rchb. f.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Ida locusta var minor Oakeley 2008; *Lycaste locusta Rchb. f. 1879;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lycaste locusta; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Lycaste locusta; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970 as L locusta; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 as Lycaste locustaphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 55 No 4 1986 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L locusta photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste locusta photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Lycaste locusta; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida locusta; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 as Ida locusta drawing fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Ida locustaphoto fide;