Ida ciliata

Ida ciliata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Ida
Species: Ida ciliata
Binomial name
Ida ciliata
(Ruiz & Pav.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003

Ida ciliata is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Ida.


Plant is found growing in rocky soils in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 10 cm wide flower. Flower is fragrant.


Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to intermediate temperatures. Keep humidity from 40 to 70%. Water regularly during growing season. The potting media should be a little moist in between waterings. To prevent rot, avoid water from touching leaves. Reduce watering during the winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.


Common Name: The Small-Haired Lycaste


  1. Dendrobium ciliatum Parish 1864
  2. Ida cobbiana (B.S.Wms.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003
  3. Ida costata (Lindl.) A.Ryan & Oakeley 2003
  4. Ida fimbriata (Poepp. & Endl.) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003
  5. Ida lata (Rolfe) A. Ryan & Oakeley 2003
  6. Lycaste barringtoniae var. grandiflora Hook. f. 1868
  7. Lycaste ciliata (Ruiz & Pav.) Lindl. ex Rchb. f. 1856
  8. Lycaste cobbiana B.S.Wms. 1885
  9. Lycaste costata (Lindl.) Lindl. 1843
  10. Lycaste fimbriata (Poepp. & Endl.) Cogn. 1898
  11. Lycaste lata Rolfe
  12. Lycaste lanipes Lindl. 1843
  13. Lycaste mesochlaena Rchb. f. 1854
  14. *Maxillaria ciliata Ruiz & Pav. 1798
  15. Maxillaria costata Lindl. 1838
  16. Maxillaria fimbriata Poepp. & Endl. 1836
  17. Maxillaria lanipes Ruiz and Pavon ?

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