!Lycomormium squalidum (Poepp. & Endl.) Rchb. f. 1852

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Common Name The Dark Lycomormium

Flower Size 2 1/4" [5.6 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1000 to 1850 meters in very wet, cool cloud forest to lower montane forest as a warm to cool growing, large sized, caespitose epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform, compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a scarious sheath and carrying 3 apical, lanceolate, acute, plicate erect, elongate petiolate leaves with a prominent mid vein that blooms in the fall and winter on a basal, pendant, secund, 10 to 14" [25 to 35 cm] long, several [8 to 12] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with 5 to 6 short, close, tubular, slightly inflated, green bracts with several globose, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms *Anguloa squalida Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Lycomormium elatum C.Schweinf. 1943;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VI Hoehne 1942 drawing hmm; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 450 Dodson 1982 drawing ok Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1018 Dodson 1984; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 281 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as Lycomormium elatum drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 282 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing not = L fuscatum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 39 pg 2437 - 2500 Brieger 2000 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 COS 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as l fiskei photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide

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