Lycaste trifoliata Lehm. ex Mast. 1895 - See Ida cobbiana (B.S.Wms.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003 Photo courtesy of Dale And Deni Borders

Part shadeWarmCoolSpring Fall

Common Name The Three-Leafed Lycaste

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 1450 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform, clustered speudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, erect, plicate, narrowly elliptic, acuminate, long attenuate and gradually narrowing below into the channeled, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, basal, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence almost completely enveloped by loose tubular bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 #4 1991 photo fide;