Lycaste lasioglossa Rchb. f. 1872SECTION Lycaste

Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Photo by Jean Claude George


Common Name The Shaggy-Lipped Lycaste

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

Foundf in Mexico?, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and possibly Costa Rica cloud forests at elevations around 1400 to 1800 meters This large sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial orchid 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 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 fide; 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 fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 4 1984 photo fide; 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; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 drawing fide/photo good; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 610 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #4 2007 photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018