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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Squat pots seem to be most suitable for Lycaste as they are not deep rooted species and do not grow very tall, so don’t require the additional weight to keep them from falling over, however be careful not to overpot. Adrian and Deanna’s Lycaste guatemalensis However, to focus on what seems more useful to us as enthusiasts, both Alcorn and the San Francisco Orchid Society have some thoughts about Lycaste culture.

During the next years, taxonomists including Reichenbach, Lankester and Schlecter all published conflicting views about the three species, brevispatha, candida and leucantha. 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. As Lycasste 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.

Species of Orchidaceae Lycaste. Lycaste skinneri plate 10 in: You will be billed later.

Species Orchid Society of. Retrieved from ” https: A feature of most Lycaste species is the spines at the leaf abscission point. Archived from the original on By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Therefore, the deciduous Lycastes can very successfully be grown in a shadehouse in WA. If you notice any errors or broken links, please let me know.


Lycaste skinneri 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.

Lycaste virginalis – Ecuagenera

Like Lycaste lassioglossathis species also does not have the spines on the leafless pseudobulbs that Lycaste cruenta and some other species display. ChristensonLindleyana Reichenbachia I second series In the 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 virginzlis of the original plant until the s.

Lycaste hybrids are widely grown and much of the early hybridising virgimalis Australia was carried out by Fred Alcorn who did much to reintroduce this genus to Australian orchidists. Linden claimed that he had discovered the species and named it inbut later research shows that he was unaware of Bateman’s publication.

Lycaste virginalis

Maxillaria skinneri Lucaste ex Lindl. The most successful growers of this genus fertilise regularly weakly weekly with higher nitrogen from midwinter to mid summer, and high potash from midsummer to mid winter. Retrieved from ” https: Accordingly, mature plants of the larger members of the genus require substantial space due to leaf width and span.

I have virginzlis Oakeley’s identification for the purposes of this article. It is a variable species with several distinct varieties that vary in colour from yellow through yellow orange and occasional yellow green sepals. Leaf colour should be light to yellowish green.

Naturally, Lycaste orchids appreciate rainwater given the increasing amount of dissolved salts in our scheme water. The seaweed tonics now widely available can assist by helping build stronger, disease and pest resistant plants.

The seedlings in flask are vigorous growers. Up to 20 flowers appear from each mature pseudobulb, literally covering the plant in flowers.

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat In his book, Oakeley provides a description of the complex pollination process.



Oakley says that many of the Lycaste skinneri varietal epithets attributed in the period are only horticultural cultivars not botanical varieties. Lycaste candida – http: Lycaste skinneri plate 22 in: L’Illustration horticole Orchidaceaevol. You may wonder, how is this relevant? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Lycate. For the sap-sucking insects, good culture will generally eliminate the problem, although there are a range of organic products available now that do far less damage to vurginalis the grower and the environment – the downside is that you will need to use them more often.

Lycaste angelae – Photo Lycaste, Ida and Virinalis. Similarly, Lycaste orchids appreciate higher humidity – if you are growing in a shadehouse in summer, you will need to make some arrangement to maintain humidity during the day.

While the line breeding in the later 19th and most of the 20th century was conducted by Santa Barbara Estate and Cal Orchids in California and Wylde Court Orchids in UK, the line breeding is now being done in Japan and some very superior forms are now available.

Lycaste lassioglossa is one of the simpler species to grow under similar conditions to those identified for Lycaste cruenta.

Lycaste campbellii is a deciduous epiphyte from Colombia and Panama at sea level. Some reports indicate that consignments of up toplants were sold at auction in the late 19th century. Both parents test clean for virus, but just to be careful, it was sown from sterilized dry seed so there would be firginalis chance of virus passed from parents.