Sudamerlycaste costata (Lindl.) Archila 2002SECTION Cinnabarinae Photo by M. Hernández S.

Common Name The Ribbed Sudamerlycaste

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1400 to 2850 meters on grassy calcareous hillsides as a large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with pale yellow green, hard, leathery, corrugated, pyriform pseudobulbs with no spine after leaf fall and carrying 3, long, narrow, plicate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 20" [50 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 5 bracts and carrying a scented flower

Synonyms Ida costata (Lindl.) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003; Lycaste costata (Lindl.) Lindl. 1843; *Maxillaria costata Lindl.1838; Sudamerlycaste longiscapa (Mast.) Archila 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 as Lycaste costata drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Lycaste costata photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as L gigantea not drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Lycaste costata; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 4/319 1991; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa, The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 5 1981 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0093 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing close; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 5 1991 as L longiscapa; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as Lycaste longiscapa; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 490 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing close