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

Side View of flower

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Plant in situ in Cundinamarca Colombia Photos by Jay Pfahl

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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 Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Lycaste longipetala drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 as Lycaste longipetala drwawing good; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Scweinfurth 1970; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Lycaste longipetala drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 391 Dodson 1980 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as Lycaste longipetala; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 1991 as Lycaste longipetala photo hmm; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Lycaste longipetala photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as Lycaste longipetala photo hmm; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as Lycaste longipetala photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 1998 as Lycaste longipetala photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Lycaste longipetala drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 as L gigantea; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as Lycaste longipetala photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 10 2005 as Lycaste longipetala photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 as Ida castenea photo fide Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 as Lycaste longipetala photo fide

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