Lycomormium fiskei Sweet 1974


Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

TYPE Photo - Another Plant

TYPE Photo by Milan Fiske Copyright , and the Dr Leslie Garay Archives

Another Flower

Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name Fiske's Lycomormium [American Botanist late 20th century]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Ecuador in very wet, cool cloud forest and lower montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1850 meters as a massive, caespitose terrestrial found with an ovoid, compressed, ancipitous apically pseudobulb subtended by scarious bracts with three apical, elliptic-lanceolate, long petiolate, acute, pleated leaves with a prominent mid-vein that blooms in the summer on a pendant, arising on a mature pseudobulb, 6" [15 cm] long, provided with 5 to 6, close, tubular, green bracts, stout, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence enveloped with ovate, acute, sub-inflated, half the length of the ovary floral bracts and carrying fleshy, globose flowers held below the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 449 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 as L sp # 296 photo fide AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 39 pg 2437 - 2500 Brieger 2000 photo fide; photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 39 pg 2437 - 2500 Brieger 2000 as L ecuadorense photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 679 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 #7 2007 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide