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Lycaste lanipes

Lycaste lanipes

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. lanipes
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lycaste lanipes
Lindl. 1843


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

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Peru, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations around 2500 to 2600 meters

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with a single 4 cm wide flower. Plant is similar to Ida ciliata but differs by having drooping sepals and a 7 keeled callus

CultureEdit

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.


NamingEdit

Common Name:The Wooly Column Foot Lycaste

SynonymsEdit

  1. Lycaste mesochlaena Rchb. f. 1854
  2. Maxillaria lanipes Ruiz & Pavon 1798

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