Sudamerlycaste diastasia (D.E.Benn. & Oakeley) Archila 2002 TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Part shade Warm Cool Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The ? Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in San Martin and Huanuco Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1300 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid-oblong, compressed, sulcate, obtusely angled, scabrous pseudobulbs carrying elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leavsa that blooms in the fall through early winter on 2 to 6 short, erect, basal, arising on mature pseudobulbs, deduncle to [17 cm] long, with several, large, infundibuliform bracts, single flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying campanulate, green flowers.

Differs from other green flowered sudamerlycaste by the three straight dentral and four divergent lateral callus ribs and by the colums with a thickened, longitudinal, ventral, keel-like rib and cord-like lateral margins.

Synonyms Ida diastasia (D.E.Benn. & Oakeley) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Ida hajekii D.E.Benn. & Oakeley 2003; *Lycaste diastasia D.E.Benn. & Oakeley 1994

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 488 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida distasia; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as Ida hajekii;

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