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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Like Lycaste lassioglossathis species also does not have the spines on the leafless pseudobulbs that Lycaste cruenta and some other species display. Some reports indicate that consignments of up toplants were sold at auction in the late 19th century.

Retrieved from lycashe https: Select Orchidaceous Plants – I. InLeticia M. Views View Edit History.

Once the plant shows active growth of either lycast buds or new leaves, water and fertilise more frequently. I virginalls now cover some of the less common but for orchid species enthusiasts, more desirable Lycastes.

They can vary from being completely white in the Alba variety, passing from different tones of pink to lavender. It occurs as a lithophyte, terrestrial or epiphyte in Southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador at m altitude in dry-humid forests. Biology pages with wikidata link Taxon galleries.

Lycaste species and hybrids have been grown in cultivation for more than years. Lycaste cruenta is generally resistant to many of the common insect pests, although the new, soft leaves are easily damaged by the sun. Lycaste virginalis plate in: Lycaste candida – http: However, to focus on what seems more virginzlis to us as enthusiasts, both Alcorn and the San Francisco Orchid Society have some thoughts about Lycaste culture. Linden claimed that he had discovered the species and named it inbut later research shows that he was unaware of Bateman’s publication.

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Ure Skinner in in ,and is often misidentified as Lycaste aromatic a due to its coloration.

This species ,that has been in cultivation for more than years was generally misidentified as Lycaste candidaand has been named after Dr Angela Ryan, a UK fragrance chemist and research botanist whose thesis was on lycastes and anguloas. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Known for many years as Lycaste skinneri, it has recently been changed back to the earlier species name of Lycaste virginalis. 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. Views Read Edit View history. Lycaste skinneri plate 41 in: The difference is a vestigial flat callus and rudimentary lateral lobes.

Lycaste lassioglossa does not have the spines on the leafless pseudobulbs that Lycaste cruenta and some other species display. 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. Some species such as L macrophylla can be found from m elevation. This species needs more sun than the previous two species described, as its natural habitat is open tropical forest with high light.

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THE WORLD OF LYCASTE ORCHIDS

Species Orchid Society of. Lycaste skinneri var alba http: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The seaweed tonics now widely available can assist by helping build stronger, disease and pest resistant plants. It is a hermaphrodite plant capable of producing millions of seeds inside of a fruit in the form of a capsule. It was first introduced by George Ure Skinner [8] in Guatemala, where the alba variety virginxlis commonly known as the monja blanca and is the national flower of said country.

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat The Orchid Album The lycasste yellowsoap-scented flowers arise from the base of the leafless pseudobulbs. This genus has large plicate leaves, clustered ovoid pseudobulbs and multiple lateral inflorescences. The species name cruenta is Latin for blood coloured referring to the red spotting at the base of the lip.

Lycaste virginalis

Lycaste lyczste var rosea 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. Part 3 I will now cover some of the less common but for orchid species enthusiasts, more desirable Lycastes.

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