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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 blloms in late spirng 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. ycaste guatemalensis var alba Oakley 2008
  2. Lycaste skinneri var ipala
  3. Lycaste virginalis type ipala
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