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Lycaste guatemalensis

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Lycaste
Species: Lyc. guatemalensis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Lycaste guatemalensis
Archila 1999


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

Distribution[]

Plants are found growing in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at elevations around 1000 to 1700 meters

Description[]

Plant blooms in late spring and fall with a single 9 cm wide flower

Culture[]

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.


Naming[]

Common Name:The Guatemalan Lycaste

Synonyms[]

  1. Lycaste guatemalensis var alba Oakley 2008
  2. Lycaste skinneri var ipala
  3. Lycaste virginalis type ipala
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