Ida linguella

Ida linguella

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

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


Plant is found growing in the wet montane forest of Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 2000 to 2200 meters


Plant blooms in the winter 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-Lipped Ida


  1. Lycaste linguella Rchb. f. 1871

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