Lycaste crinita

Lycaste crinita

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. crinita
Binomial name
Lycaste crinita
Lindl. 1844

Lycaste crinita is a plant belonging to the orchid genus Lycaste.


Plants are found growing in Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, and Oaxaca Mexico at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters


Plant blooms in the summer with a single 7.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.


Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to warm 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 Haired Lycaste


  1. Lycaste micheliana Cogn. 1900
  2. Maxillaria crinita Beer 1854

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