Lycaste measuresiana (B.S.Williams) Oakeley 2007 SECTION Lycaste

Plant and Flowers Photo by Daniel Jimenez

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Common Name or Meaning Measures' Lycaste [Lycaste afficianado in late 1800's]]

Flower Size to 3.6" [to 9 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Colombia at elevations of 1100 to 1600 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with with pseudobulbs without spines after leaf-fall and carrying 3 to 4, plicate leaves that blooms in the fall in Costa Rica on an erect to lateral, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

The largest of the L macrophylla complex which consists of 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 macrophylla subsp. desboisiana (Cogn.) Fowlie 1964; Lycaste macrophylla subsp. measuresiana (B.S.Williams) Fowlie 1964; Lycaste macrophylla var. desboisiana Cogn. 1897; *Lycaste plana var. measuresiana B.S.Williams 1888

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as L macrophylla var measuresiana; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as L macrophylla var deboisiana drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 491 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as L macrophylla subsp measuresiana drawing fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008