Lacaena bicolor plate
Lacaena bicolor from Edwards's Botanical Register 1884, volume 30 (NS 7) plate 50

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Gongoreae
SubTribe: Stanhopeinae
Genus: Lacaena
Lindl. 1843
Type Species
Lacaena bicolor

Lacaena, abbreviated as Lac. in horticultural trade, is a genus of orchids.


Plants in this genus are found from Mexico to Colombia.


Plants have two to four leaves and a pendant flowers. Flowers are pollinated by bees.


Plants are usually grown in wooden baskets in partial shade. Use a well drain potting media such as medium fir bark with perlite, tree fern fibers, or sphagnum moss. Keep area humid and grow in intermediate to warm temperatures. Keep mix moist but not dry.


The genus is named after the beauty of the flowers as a reference to Helen of Troy in Greek Mythology.


  1. Nauenia Klotzsch 1853

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