Lycaste lasioglossa Rchb. f. 1872SECTION Lycaste Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Flower CloseupPhoto courtesy of Jean Claude George

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Common Name The Shaggy-Lipped Lycaste

Flower Size to almost 5 1/2" [to 14 cm]

This large sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial orchid is endemic to Mexico?, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and possibly Costa Rica in cloud forests at elevations around 1400 to 1800 meters with ovoid, sulcate compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, basally, shortly petiolate, acute or acuminate apically leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, usually a few at once, slender, 10" [25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that have scarious, inflated, sheathing bracts and unscented, waxy, color variable, fragrant flowers and has psuedobulbs without spines.

Synonyms Lycaste lasioglossa var flava Tinschert ex Oakley 2008; Lycaste lasioglossa var minor ex Oakley 2008; Lycaste macropogon Rchb.f 1888; Maxillaria lasioglossa Beer ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 6 1960 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Genus Lycaste Fowlie 1970; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 4 1981 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 10 1981 photo; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991 as L macropogon; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 drawing fide/photo good; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 610 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71-74 Oakley 2007; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

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