Sudamerlycaste mathiasiae (G.C.Kenn.) Archila 2002 SECTION Fimbriatae Photo by Bill Bergstrom and Bergstrom Orchids Homepage


Common Name Mathias' Sudamerlycaste [American Botanist 20th cen]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found rarely in Peru around elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters with ovoid, clustered, slghtly laterally compressed, rugose with age pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, plicate, elongate, narrowly oblong-elliptic, acuminate, narrowly subpetiolate base leaves that blooms on 1 to 3, lateral, terete, elongate, erect to arcuately ascending, 9.6" [24 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence and is assumed to be a natural hybrid between I locusta and L macrophylla.

Synonyms Lycida mathiasiae (G.C.Kenn.) Oakeley 2003; Sudamerlycaste mathiasiae (G.C.Kenn.) Archila 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 2 1978 photo ; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 4/326 1991 as Lycaste mathiasae; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Lycaste matthiasae;