Lycaste x michelii Oakeley 1993 SECTION Lycaste x Aromaticae Photo by © Otto Alberto Vásquez Pizza

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Peter Wikstrom

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Common Name Michel's Lycaste [Italian Botanist in the 1700's]

Flower Size 3.2" [8 cm]

Found in Guatemala as a natural hybrid between Lyc.lasioglossa & Lyc.cochleata has ovoid pseudobulbs without spines carrying 2 to 4, plicate, ribbed, leaves and blooms in the fall and early winter on to 30 per pseudobulb, erect, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 short bracts. has no fragrance and has it's leaves at flowering.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991; Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa The Essential Guide Oakley 2008