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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This species has virginaliss strong cinnamon scent during bright daylight. Less common in collections are: The most common Lycastes in collections in Perth are Lycaste cruenta, Lycaste lassioglossa, Lycaste tricolor and Lycaste aromatica. Lycaste appreciates regular fertilising with a balanced regime that includes both organic and inorganic products.

Lycaste lassioglossa is one of the simpler species to grow under similar conditions virgnalis those identified for Lycaste cruenta. Wikispecies has an entry on: From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

However, despite its large flowers, it is not a particularly large plant. PiotrM’s photostream Lycaste campbellii is a deciduous epiphyte from Colombia and Panama at sea level. As noted earlier, lycasste species is often confused with Lycaste cruenta. As Lycastes are principally epiphytes, they need good air movement throughout the year another reason to grow them in a shadehouse with a plastic cover during winter. Linden claimed that he had discovered the species and named it inbut later research shows that he was unaware of Bateman’s publication.


Almost more interesting is that Lindley did not say why he chose the name Lycaste other than his note “A fanciful name. Biology pages with wikidata link Taxon galleries. Select Orchidaceous Plants – I. It was the first Lycaste to be described and is one of the simplest to grow and flower.

Lycaste cruenta is generally resistant to many of the common insect pests, although the new, soft leaves are easily damaged by the sun. Lycaste skinneri plate 10 in: Lycaste angelae – Photo Lycaste, Ida and Anguloa. A Monograph of the Trochilidae vol.

Lycaste virginalis

They can vary from being completely white in the Alba variety, passing from different tones of pink to lavender. This is beneficial as mature virginaliz need to be somewhat drier after flowering before new growth commences, otherwise the new growth may rot. 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.

An alba form also exists.

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. It resides at an average altitude of 1, meters above sea level, where it doesn’t suffer from the high temperatures during the summer or the low temperatures during the winter. For those interested in breeding, the brown colour of the sepals is due to red pigment in the epidermis on the front side of the sepal overlying green pigment.


Lycaste virginalis – Wikispecies

The strong perfume is more pronounced when the plant is in sunshine. Naturally, Lycaste orchids appreciate rainwater given the increasing amount of dissolved salts in our scheme water. The most successful growers of this genus fertilise regularly weakly weekly with higher nitrogen from midwinter to mid summer, and high virginails from midsummer to mid winter.

Lycaste campbellii – Photo: The species name cruenta is Latin for blood coloured referring to the red spotting at the base of the lip.

Lycaste skinneri plate 39 in: Oakeley clarifies this confusion when reduces L plana to a colour form of L macrophylla. If rainwater isn’t an option, ensure that once a fortnight, you water very heavily perhaps by hand to flush out any salt build up in your pots. As a general rule, they will grow well in a similar mix to your Cymbidium orchids, and if you are growing these plants well, you have your cultural conditions well under control. Lycaste campbellii is a deciduous epiphyte from Colombia and Panama at sea level.

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