Sudamerlycaste reichenbachii (Gireoud ex Rchb.f.) Archila 2002 SECTION Cobbianae Photo by Lourens Grobler

Frontal view Photo by Tennis Maynard

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Common Name Reichenbach's Sudamerlycaste [German Orchidologist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.4 to 2.4" [3.4 to 6 cm]

A wet montane forest terrestrial from Peru that is found at elevations around 1600 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with caespitose, narrowly elliptic, angled, pseudobulbs carrying, 2 apical, erect, plicate, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an basal, erect, 6" [1`5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3, acuminate, acute, loose, bracts.with nocturnally fragrant flowers of marine algae.

Synonyms Ida reichenbachii (Gireoud ex Rchb. f.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Ida reichenbachii var. alba Oakeley 2003; Ida reichenbachii var. aurantiaca Oakeley 2003; Ida reichenbachii var. viridis Oakeley 2003; Lycaste mezae D.E.Benn. & Oakeley 1994; *Lycaste reichenbachii Gireoud ex Rchb. f. 1856; Sudamerlycaste mesochlaena (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Archila 2002; Sudamerlycaste mezae (D.E.Benn. & Oakeley) D.E.Benn. & Oakeley ex Archila 2002;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Lycaste reichenbachii; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 5 1981 photo fide as Lycaste reichenbachiana; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0094 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Lycaste reichenbachii drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L reichenbachiana; Orchid Digest Vol 58 No 1 1994 as Lycaste reichenbachia photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste reichenbachii; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 493 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as Lycaste mezae drawaing fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 as Lycaste reichenbachii photo fide

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