Lycaste angelae Oakley 2008 SECTION Intermediae

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Another Flower

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L angelae var alba

Photo by Henry Oakley

fragrancePart Shade WarmCoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning Angela's Lycaste [Dr Angela Ryan - British Botanist current]

Flower Size to 2" [5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests usually near water and in areas with high humidity at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elongate, ovoid, deciduous pseudobulbs leaving long spines after leaf-fall carrying deciduous, oblanceolate-acuminate, plicate, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a short to 3" [7.5 cm], single flowered, erect scape arising as a new growth emerges occuring in the spring and holding the fresh apple scented flower below the leaf.

Often known as Lycaste brevispatha but new research has shown that that name was described previously for another Lycaste so this name becomes obsolete and a new one was needed to take this ones place, hence Lycaste angelae.

Synonyms Lycaste angelae var alba Oakley 2008; Lycaste angelae var rubra Oakley 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 65. Panama Schlechter 1922 as L brevispatha; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as L brevispatha; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970 as L brevispatha; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1030 Dodson 1984 as L brevispatha drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as L brevispatha drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as L brevispatha photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as L brevispatha drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as L brevispatha; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 as L brevispatha; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #4 2007 photo fide; *Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 As L brevispatha photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #7 2015 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #2 2016 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as L angelae var rubraphoto fide

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