Lycaste xanthocheila (Fowlie) Oakeley 2007 SECTION Lycaste

Photo by Eric Hunt

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo HotSummer To Fall

Common Name The Yellow Lipped Lycaste

Flower Size to 2.8" [to 7 cm]

Found in Guatemala and Costa Rica in warm forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with smooth dark gren, pyriform pseudobulbs with out spines and a stepped abscission point and carrying three, ribbed, plicate leaves that blooms on a succession of to four at a time, 1.8" to 2.8" [4.5 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers occuring in the summer and fall arising with a new growth.

Part of the L macrophylla complex consisting of L leucantha, L dowiana, L guatemalensis, L measuresiana, Lycaste occulta, L panamensis, L puntarenasensis, L x sanderae, L fuscina, L fuscina, L xytriophora,

Synonyms *Lycaste macrophylla subsp xanthocheila Fowlie. 1964

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 #2 1991 as L macrophylla var xanthocheila photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen lieferung 29 1777 - 1840 Brieger 1994 as L macrophylla ssp xanthocheila; Orchid Digest Vol 62 #1 1998 as L macrophylla ssp xanthocheila photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001 as L macrophylla ssp xanthocheila; *Orchid Digest vol 71 #4 Oct, Nov, Dec 2007 photo fide; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #4 2014 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide