Lycaste occulta Oakeley 2007 SECTION Lycaste

Photo by P Bertaux and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Flower

Photo by Orquideas del Valle and their Orchid Catalog

Full shade CoolColdSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Hidden Lycaste [a reference to the fact that despite it's large distribution, no one saw it]

Flower Size to 3.6" [to 9 cm]

Found in Guyana?, Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs with no spine after leaf-fall and carrying 2 apical, plicate, ribed leaves and blooms in the spring and summer on erect, 1.4 to 2.2" [4 to 5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising with the new growth..

A newer member of the < L macrophylla complex consisting of L dowiana, L fuscina, L guatemalensis, L leucantha, L macrophylla, L measuresiana, Lycaste occulta, L panamensis, L puntarenasensis, L x sanderae, L viridescens, L xanthocheila, L xytriophora,

Synonyms Lycaste occulta var alba Oakley 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #4 2007 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo hmm