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Lycaste deppei

Lycaste deppei.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. deppei
Binomial name
Lycaste deppei
[Lodd.]Lindley 1843

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


Plants are found growing on trees and rocks in the montane forest of Tamaulipas, Puebla, Vera Cruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meter


Plant blooms in the spring with a single 11.5 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.


Image Name Description
Lycaste deppei 1.jpg Lycaste deppei Petals are white, sepals are green with brown spots, lip is yellow


Common Name:Deppe's Lycaste


  1. Deppia mexicana Raf. 1836
  2. Lycaste chrysoptera Morr. 1849
  3. Lycaste deppei var praestans Linden 1898
  4. Lycaste deppei var rosea Oakley 2008
  5. Lycaste deppei var viridis Oakley 2008
  6. Lycaste deppei [Lodd.] Ldl. var punctatissima Rchb.f. ?
  7. Lycaste leiantha Beer 1854
  8. Maxillaria chrysoptera [Morr.] Beer 1854
  9. *Maxillaria deppei Lodd. 1833
  10. Maxillaria leiantha Beer ?