Sudamerlycaste castanea (Oakeley) Archila 2009 SECTION Cinnabarinae Oakley 2008 Photo by Orchid Society of Great Britain


Common Name The Chestnut Sudamerlycaste [Refers to the lip color]

Flower Size 2.4" [to 6 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 2200 meters in cloudforests as an epiphyte with elongate pseduobulbs without spines and carrying 3, plicate, drooping, lanceolate, leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 4 short sheathing bracts

Synonyms *Ida castanea Oakeley 2008

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