Lycaste xanthocheila (Fowlie) Oakeley 2007 SECTION Lycaste Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo HotSummer To Fall

Common Name The Yellow Lipped Lycaste

Flower Size to 2.8" [to 7 cm]

Found in Guatemala and Costa Rica in warm forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with smooth dark gren, pyriform pseudobulbs with out spines and a stepped abscission point and carrying three, ribbed, plicate leaves that blooms on a succession of to four at a time, 1.8" to 2.8" [4.5 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers occuring in the summer and fall arising with a new growth.

Part of the L macrophylla complex consisting of L dowiana, L fuscina, L guatemalensis, L leucantha, L macrophylla, L measuresiana, Lycaste occulta, L panamensis, L puntarenasensis, L x sanderae, L viridescens, L xanthocheila, L xytriophora,

Synonyms *Lycaste macrophylla subsp xanthocheila Fowlie. 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as L macrophylla ssp xanthocheila; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; *Orchid Digest vol 71-4 Oct, Nov, Dec 2007; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008