Lycaste x niessenii Oakeley 2007SECTION Lycaste

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Niessen's Lycaste [Andrea Niessen - Colombian Orchid Enthusiast and Nursery Owner Current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in SW Colombia in grasslands and on grassy roadside embankments as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte as a naturally occuring terrestrial hybrid between L schilleriana and L occulta. This is a varied hybrid as may be expected when the parents are so different in size so can have inflorescence that differ in size from 3.4" to 4.6".

Synonyms Lycaste niesseniae var. rosea Oakeley 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 1991 as L schilleriana; *Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 4 Oakley Dec 2007 photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008

Lycaste x niessenii Oakley 2007 var rosea Oakley 2007 Photo by Patricia Harding.

Found in Colombia and has a rose colored lip and is variety of the previous species

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 Escobar 1991 as Lycaste schilleriana photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol71 #4 2007 photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orquideologia Vol 27 #1 2010; Orquideologia Vol 27 #2 2010 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as L niesseniae var rosea photo fide

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