Lycaste

Delivery possible from mid-June 2022, plants will arrive in early June.

The 52 species of the genus Lycaste (excluding Sudamerlycaste) grow epiphytically, but also lithophytically and terrestrially. Their distribution extends throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean and they grow at altitudes from 500 to 2800 metres. They bear flat, deciduous leaves with short, ovate, thick, ribbed pods with 2 or 3 thin, strongly veined, apical leaves with leaf sheaths at the base, from which a lateral inflorescence develops, which in most species consists of several inflorescences at the base of the pod with a single flower. The flowers are large and almost always fragrant. A moist, shady site with plenty of water and fertiliser is required while the plant is growing; when the leaves start to yellow and fall off, watering needs to be reduced and temperatures need to drop to ensure good flowering.
Lycaste was a Greek nymph and daughter of Priam, king of the Trojans.

In 2002, Fredy ARCHILA (a botanist from Guatemala) elevated a section of the genus Lycaste to generic status, and named it Sudamerlycaste. This genus comprises about 45 species from South America and the Caribbean islands, Sudamerlycaste andreettae (syn. Lycaste andreettae) was chosen as the type species.
The Mexican and Central American species remained in the genus Lycaste.  In 2003 OAKELEY & RYAN published this group under the name Ida. However, since they used the former Lycaste andreettae as type species - as well as ARCHILA before - this genus name is illegitimate.
The differences between Lycaste and Sudamerlycaste lie mainly in the design of their lips. Thus the flowers of the genus Sudamerlycaste, in contrast to Lycaste, have more or less fringed lip margins and are thus quite easy to distinguish from the remaining Lycaste species.

Delivery possible from mid-June 2022, plants will arrive in early June. The 52 species of the genus Lycaste (excluding Sudamerlycaste ) grow epiphytically, but also... read more »
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Lycaste

Delivery possible from mid-June 2022, plants will arrive in early June.

The 52 species of the genus Lycaste (excluding Sudamerlycaste) grow epiphytically, but also lithophytically and terrestrially. Their distribution extends throughout Central America, South America and the Caribbean and they grow at altitudes from 500 to 2800 metres. They bear flat, deciduous leaves with short, ovate, thick, ribbed pods with 2 or 3 thin, strongly veined, apical leaves with leaf sheaths at the base, from which a lateral inflorescence develops, which in most species consists of several inflorescences at the base of the pod with a single flower. The flowers are large and almost always fragrant. A moist, shady site with plenty of water and fertiliser is required while the plant is growing; when the leaves start to yellow and fall off, watering needs to be reduced and temperatures need to drop to ensure good flowering.
Lycaste was a Greek nymph and daughter of Priam, king of the Trojans.

In 2002, Fredy ARCHILA (a botanist from Guatemala) elevated a section of the genus Lycaste to generic status, and named it Sudamerlycaste. This genus comprises about 45 species from South America and the Caribbean islands, Sudamerlycaste andreettae (syn. Lycaste andreettae) was chosen as the type species.
The Mexican and Central American species remained in the genus Lycaste.  In 2003 OAKELEY & RYAN published this group under the name Ida. However, since they used the former Lycaste andreettae as type species - as well as ARCHILA before - this genus name is illegitimate.
The differences between Lycaste and Sudamerlycaste lie mainly in the design of their lips. Thus the flowers of the genus Sudamerlycaste, in contrast to Lycaste, have more or less fringed lip margins and are thus quite easy to distinguish from the remaining Lycaste species.

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Lycaste × monopampanensis
Lycaste × monopampanensis

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€29.50 *
Lycaste andreettae
Lycaste andreettae

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€18.50 *
Lycaste barrowiorum
Lycaste barrowiorum

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€32.50 *
Lycaste ciliata
Lycaste ciliata

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€22.50 *
Lycaste cinnabarina
Lycaste cinnabarina

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€27.50 *
Lycaste cobbiana
Lycaste cobbiana

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€18.50 *
Lycaste cruenta
Lycaste cruenta

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€24.50 *
Lycaste dowiana
Lycaste dowiana

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€22.50 *
Lycaste dyeriana
Lycaste dyeriana

flowering size
sympodial, compact
species

€19.50 *
Lycaste fimbriata
Lycaste fimbriata

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€22.50 *
Lycaste grandis
Lycaste grandis

flowering size
sympodial, big
species

€29.50 *
Lycaste linguella
Lycaste linguella

flowering size
sympodial, compact
species

€22.50 *
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