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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Central America El Salvador. Lycaste angelae previously Lycaste brevispatha is a compact deciduous epiphyte from Costa Rica with small green, pink and white flowers.
Lycaste campbellii is a deciduous epiphyte from Colombia and Panama at sea level. Wikispecies has an entry on: Lycaste appreciates regular fertilising with a balanced regime that includes both organic and inorganic products.
Up to 20 flowers appear from each mature pseudobulb, literally covering the plant in flowers. I have accepted Oakeley’s identification for the purposes of this article. A mature plant can produce between 4 and 12 flowers during the time virginaois its blooming, which lasts between 6 and 8 weeks.
The flowers are long lasting and fragrant, one flower per spike and frequently multiple spikes from a growth. Lycaste aromatica This genus has large plicate leaves, clustered ovoid pseudobulbs and multiple lateral inflorescences. It is found at m in light shade with year round high humidity, and displays the characteristic leaf abscission spines.
We are now seeing a few more Lycaste species from time-to-time, and accordingly, I thought that it might be time to undertake a little research about this genus. WilliamsOrchid Album 6: Ure Skinner in in ,and is often misidentified as Lycaste aromatic a due to its coloration.
Lycaste virginalis/skinneri alba
Alcorn also recommends Epsom Salts and Chelate of Iron. Reichenbachia I Air circulation is also critical as it is with almost all virtinalis species. Species of Lycasye Lycaste. I grow this species in a fine bark mix or a terrestrial mix in plastic pots or net pots set inside a plastic pot. This is beneficial as mature plants need to be somewhat drier after flowering before new growth commences, otherwise the new growth may rot.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The capsule parent is from my line breeding and the pollen parent is an awarded alba clone with excellent shape from Tom Perlite of Golden Gate Orchids. Virhinalis Orchidaceae of Mexiko and Guatemala You will be billed later.
This page was last edited on 6 Februaryat Oakeley clarifies this confusion when reduces L plana to a colour form of L macrophylla.
In virginalia early s, a number of superior plants appeared at shows, one of these, Lycaste skinneri ‘Ms G Hamilton-Smith’ which had been awarded in was present in many collections divisions of the original plant until the s.
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. 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. 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.
The most successful growers of lycatse genus fertilise regularly weakly weekly with higher nitrogen from midwinter to mid summer, and high potash from midsummer to mid winter.
This species has a strong cinnamon scent during bright daylight. 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. These spines are said to offer some protection to the plant against foraging herbivores – they certainly can surprise the unwary grower! Gajon-SanchezMejores Orquideas Mexico: The difference is a vestigial flat callus and rudimentary lateral lobes. ChristensonLindleyana This important species is present in many of the present show winning hybrids The most common Virginxlis in collections in Perth are Lycaste cruenta, Lycaste lassioglossa, Lycaste tricolor and Lycaste aromatica.
Lycaste virginalis plate in: Several colour forms exist including alba and some rarer forms including a pink form with an alba labellum.
Archived from the original on 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.