Lycaste occulta Oakeley 2007 SECTION Lycaste Photo by Orquideas del Valle and their Orchid Catalog

Full shade CoolColdSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Hidden Lycaste [a reference to the fact that despite it's large distribution, no one saw it]

Flower Size to 3.6" [to 9 cm]

Found in Guyana?, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs with no spine after leaf-fall and carrying 2 apical, plicate, ribed leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on erect, 1.4 to 2.2" [4 to 5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising with the new growth..

A newer member of the Lycaste macrophyllua 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 occulta var alba Oakley 2008

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008