Lycomormium fiskei Sweet 1974

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Type Photo - Another Plant Photo courtesy of Milan Fiske Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name Fiske's Lycomormium [American Botanist late 20th century]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

This species is a massive, caespitose terrestrial found in very wet, cool cloud forest and lower montane forests in Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 1850 meters with an ovoid, compressed, ancipitous apically pseudobulb and subtended by scarious bracts with three apical, elliptic-lanceolate, long petiolate, acute, pleated, leaves with a prominent mid-vein that blooms in the summer on a pendant,6" [15 cm] long, several [8 to 12] flowered, stout inflorescence enveloped with 5 to 6, close, tubular, green bracts and ovate, acute, sub-inflated, flower bracts that are half the length of the ovary, carrying fleshy, globose flowers below the leaves and arising on a mature pseudobulb.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 449 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as L sp # 296 photo fide AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 39 2000 as L ecuadorense photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 679 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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