Lycaste lanipes

Lycaste lanipes

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

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


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


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


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 Wooly Column Foot Lycaste


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

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