Basionym. Maxillaria virginalis Scheidw., Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 9(1): 25 ( ). Homotypic. Lycaste skinneri var. virginalis (Scheidw.). We are now seeing a few more Lycaste species from time-to-time, and accordingly, Few orchids rival a well grown specimen such as Lycaste skinnerii . .. Lycaste skinneri was also called Lycaste virginalis for much of the period between. Lycaste tricolor. US$ Lycaste Maria Liz. US$ Lycaste ciliata. US $ Masdevallia lucernula. US$ Dracula vampira. US$

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Long leaves grow from its thick pseudobulbs.

Lycaste appreciates regular fertilising with a balanced regime that includes both organic and inorganic products. Alcorn also recommends Epsom Salts and Chelate of Iron. Lycaste skinneri plate in: It does not get a dry winter rest in my conditions. If rainwater isn’t an option, ensure that once a fortnight, you water very heavily perhaps by hand to flush out any salt build up in your pots. Select Orchidaceous Plants – I.

Reichenbachia I Most often, the pest and diseases are sap-sucking insects such as scale, mealy bug, two-spotted mite, aphids, and molluscs such as slugs and snails.

An alternative that we employ is to place them among other taller plants such as Cymbidiums that provide some shade, or under orchids or other plants in hanging baskets although this can be a problem in winter if the baskets drip onto your Lycaste plants.

Like Lycaste lassioglossathis species also does not have the spines on the leafless pseudobulbs that Lycaste cruenta and some other species display.

Central America El Salvador. Fowlie also identified 4 sections; Deciduosae, MacrophyllaeFimbriatae and Longisepalae based upon floral and other vegetative characteristics, although Oakeley asserts, this treatment was not validly published. I have accepted Oakeley’s identification for virginails purposes of this article.


The most common Lycastes in collections in Perth are Lycaste cruenta, Lycaste lassioglossa, Lycaste tricolor and Lycaste aromatica. Lycaste lassioglossa is one of the simpler species to grow under similar conditions to those identified for Lycaste cruenta. Illustration of Lycaste skinneri by Walter Hood Fitch.

Lycaste virginalis – Wikispecies

Lycaste candida – http: Once the plant shows active growth of either flower buds or new leaves, water and fertilise more frequently. A Monograph of the Trochilidae vol. The flowers of this species are strongly phototropic growing so that they face the sun, making them more visible to pollinators such as euglossine bees which are attracted by the cinnamon pheromones.

Wikispecies has an entry on: Views View Edit History. Lycaste skinneri plate 10 in: Lycaste angelae previously Lycaste brevispatha is a compact deciduous epiphyte from Costa Rica with small green, pink and lyacste flowers. Most recently, Fowlie’s monograph The Genus LycasteIts Speciation, Distribution, Literature and Cultivation – A Monographic Revision identified the many difficulties with classification of this genus, and it appears that the debate still continues.

In the past, they have been considered difficult to grow, however this myth has largely been dispelled with better understanding of their habitat and cultural needs. PiotrM’s photostream Lycaste campbellii is a deciduous epiphyte from Colombia and Panama at sea level.

Lycaste cruenta is generally resistant to many of the common insect pests, although the new, soft leaves are easily damaged by the sun. Oakeley identifies 4 girginalis aromaticae, intermediae, skinneri and lycaste. It was named lgcaste George Ure Skinner who discovered it inand it was described by Bateman in the same year. Retrieved from ” https: Basionym Maxillaria virginalis Scheidw.


Lycaste virginalis

Up to 20 flowers appear from each mature pseudobulb, literally covering the plant in virginslis. The same agreement was modified on June 4, to extend the ban on pseudobulbs and flowersas well as to include the rest of the species of this botanical family.

I will now cover some of the less common vitginalis for orchid species enthusiasts, more desirable Lycastes. Less common in collections are: It resides at an average altitude of 1, meters above sea level, where it doesn’t suffer from the high temperatures during the summer or the low temperatures during the winter.

It is possible that some percentage of the seedlings could be alba forms. Lycaste schilleriana has the largest flowers in the genus at up to 22cm. Lycaste skinneri is found in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador as an epiphyte or lithophyte in deep leaf litter in cool cloud forest at m it is the national flower of Guatemala.

Lycaste skinneri var alba http: Williams Lycaste virginalis Scheidw.

Lycaste skinneri var rosea. As Lycastes are principally epiphytes, they need vigginalis air movement throughout the year another reason to grow them in a shadehouse with a plastic cover during winter.

This page was last edited on 6 Februaryat Lycaste skinneri is perhaps one of the best known species, although is not common in collections, but is present in many of the popular Lycaste hybrids.

However, more than 40 cultivars have been awarded by the RHS.

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