Sudamerlycaste dunstervillei (Bergold) Archila 2002 Drawing by Foldats

Common Name Dunsterville's Sudamerlycaste [American Botanist in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela at elevations around 2550 meters as a large sized, cold growing lithophyte or epiphyte with ovoid, slightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, linear-oblanceolate, acute, carinate nerves on the dorsal side, longly attenuate into the base leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle to 20" [50 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute, concave, much longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a fleshy flower.

Both Dunsterville's [1963] and Foldats [1970] drawings of L denningiana actually represent L dunstervillei.

Synonyms Ida dunstervillei (Bergold) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; *Lycaste dunstervillei Bergold 1996

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as Lycaste denningiana not = L dunstervillei drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Quarta parte Foldats 1970 as L denningiana drawing fide;