Lycaste bradeorum Schltr. 1923 SECTION Aromaticae Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Allen Black


Common Name The Brade Brother's Lycaste [Costa Rican Botanists 20th cen]

Flower Size to almost 3" [to almost 7.6 cm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in wet tropical forests in light shade as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 700 to 1250 meters with ovoid, flattened pseudobulbs with 2 short spines after leaf-fall and carrying 2 to 3, plicate, ribbed, elliptic, basally clasping, deciduous leaves and blooms in the late winter and spring after leaf-fall on an erect, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, single flowered, short inflorescence arising on a mature leafless pseudobulb as the new growths appear and carries a flower that may smell of urine to vanilla. Very similar to Lyc aromatica but differs in having rounder lateral lobes of the lip and a much smaller callus which is not longer than the isthmus

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 138. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 42 No 6 1978 photo ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1228 Dodson 1985 drawing good; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 drawing; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing ok to the second photo; Orchid Digest Vol 71-74 2007 Oakley; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008