Lycaste puntarenasensis (Fowlie) Archila 2002 SECTION Lycaste

Photo by Diego Bogarin

Plant and Flowers

Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name The Punta Arena Lycaste

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1000 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the fall and ios the only L macrophyllum group orchid that is wholly deciduous in the dry season whicvh runs from December through April.

Part 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 macrophylla subsp. desboisiana (Cogn.) Fowlie 1964; *Lycaste macrophylla subsp. puntarenasensis Fowlie 1964; Lycaste macrophylla var. desboisiana Cogn. 1897

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lasca Leaves 14(1): 45, f. Fowlie 1964 as L macrophyllum ssp puntarenasensis drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as L macrophylla var deboisiana drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as L macrophylla ssp desboisiana; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as L macrophylla ssp puntarenasensis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; *Revista Guatemal. 5(2): s.p. Archilla 2002; Orchid Digest Vol 71 #4 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 pollinia only photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide

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