Sudamerlycaste laciniata (Oakeley) Archila 2009 SECTION Ciliatae

Photo by Henry Oakeley


Common Name The Laciniate Sudamerlycaste [refers to the erose margins of almost all the lip but its denticulate apex]

Flower Size 2.6" [6.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montyane forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with tall, narrow, tapering, somewhat flattened with 3 vertical ridges at front and 2 vertical ridges on back pseduobulbs without spines and carrying 3, plicate, drooping, lanceolate, leaves that blooms with the emergence of a new growth with older leaves in the summer on to 15 per bulb, erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 3 sheathing bracts

Synonyms *Ida laciniata Oakeley 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008 as Ida laciniata photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Ida lacinata photo hnnn;