Lycaste andreettae

  • severe
  • yes
  • Windowsill/Winter garden
€18.50 *

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Product information "Lycaste andreettae"
Name: Sudamerlycaste andreettae (Dodson) Archila 2002
Synonyms:

Ida andreettae, Oakley 2008
Ida andreettae var. pallida, Oakley 2008
Lycaste andreettae, Dodson 1982

Etymology:

andreettae = Angel Andreetta (1920 - 2011), Italian clergyman, came to Ecuador as a missionary in 1939 and to many parts of the country during the missionary work that lasted more than 30 years, collected numerous orchids with Carlyle August Luer, among others. Besides numerous species, the genus Andreettaea Luer was founded in his honour in 1978 (Orchidaceae). He also laid the foundation for numerous nurseries in Ecuador, including Ecuagenera.

Propagation: seed
Origin: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
Habitat:

terrestrial, on steep roadside embankments and cliffs at elevations around 1870 meters

Notes:

Sudamerlycaste andreettae sprouts the flower stems at the same time as the new shoot appears. The inflorescence stems can grow to 20-25cm long and bear a terminal, overhanging, waxy flower that is only very faintly fragrant.

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