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Lycaste schilleriana

Lycaste schilleriana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. schilleriana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lycaste schilleriana
Rchb. f. 1855


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

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in Colombia

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 12 cm wide flower.

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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Lycaste schilleriana alba Lycaste schilleriana var. alba Petals are white, sepals are green, lip is white

NamingEdit

Common Name:Schiller's Lycaste

SynonymsEdit

  1. Lycaste longisepala C. Schweinf. 1952
  2. Lycaste schilleriana var alba Oakley 2008
  3. Lycaste schilleriana var. lehmannii Regel 1890
  4. Lycaste schilleriana var rosea Oakley 2008

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