Lycaste luminosa Oakeley 1991 SECTION Intermediae

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Scent Part shadeWarmTo coolLATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The Luminous Lycaste [refers to the bright yellow and green flowers

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica? and Colombia? as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs with long spines after leaf fall and carrying, plicate, ribbed, elliptic leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on to 18, erect, 3.8" [9.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/ photo hmm