Lycomormium ecuadorense Sweet 1974

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Common Name The Ecuadorian Lycomormium

Flower Size 1 1/5" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial on steep slopes with large, elliptical, smooth pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a foliaceous sheath, and carrying 2 to 3 apical, plicate, thin, narrowly elliptical, acute leaf that gradually becomes conduplicate basally into a channeled, petiole and blooms in the late winter and spring on a basal, pendant, 10" [25 cm] long, several [10] flowered, racemose inflorescence enveloped by inflated, imbricating bracts..

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 392 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 39 pg 2437 - 2500 Brieger 2000 photo not = lycomormium fiskei; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 photo;