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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Lycaste virginalis (Scheidw.) Linden — The Plant List

Some of the More Common Lycaste. WilliamsOrchid Album 6: Lycaste species and hybrids have been grown in cultivation for more than years. Maxillaria skinneri Bateman ex Lindl. Ure Virginalix in in ,and is often misidentified as Lycaste aromatic a due to its coloration. It was first introduced by George Ure Skinner [8] in Virginlais, where the alba variety is commonly known as the monja blanca and is the national flower of said country.

Inwhen they began to make 50 cent coins, the monja blanca was used as one of the faces on the new coin. This striking species virgunalis found in Colombia growing lithophytically at altitudes of m. Some species such as L macrophylla can be found from m elevation. This genus has large plicate leaves, clustered ovoid pseudobulbs and multiple lateral inflorescences.

It was originally introduced into cultivation by Skinner in the s and cirginalis by Reichenbach in Several colour forms exist including alba and some rarer forms including a pink form with an alba labellum.

Central America El Salvador. As a result, this species has been widely used in breeding dark red show Lycastes with Lycaste skinneri similar pigmentation occurs in Lycaste macrophylla.


Before you commit to buy, please read About Ordering. Lycaste virginalis plate in: This species is primarily epiphytic, growing at altitudes ofm in damp, cool oak woodlands, or occasionally lithophytically in thick humus on limestone cliffs. 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.

The same agreement was modified on June 4, to extend the ban on pseudobulbs and flowersas well as to include the rest of the species of this botanical family.

This robust species is found in Mexico, Honduras and Cost Rica, epiphytic or lithophytic at altitudes of m in warm humid forests. An alba form also exists.

Lycaste virginalis/skinneri alba

I grow this species virrginalis a fine bark mix or a terrestrial mix in plastic pots or net pots set inside a plastic pot. He notes that Dr Fowlie’s work contains many incorrectly named plants in the three genera LycasteIda and Anguloa. 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. Naturally, Lycaste orchids appreciate rainwater given the increasing amount of dissolved salts in our scheme water. Lycaste skinnerialso known as Lycaste virginalisis a species of epiphyte orchid that resides in the south of MexicoGuatemalaEl Salvador and Hondurasat an average altitude of meters above sea level.

Lycaste candida – http: Lycaste skinneri plate 22 in: Illustration of Lycaste skinneri by Walter Hood Fitch. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It also has the characteristic leaf abscission spines on the leafless pseudobulbs, and needs to be kept dry while in its leafless state to avoid soft rots Lycaste candida is also a deciduous epiphyte or lithophyte from Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, generally found in woodlands or full sun at m.


Less common in collections are: The misidentification occurs despite the distinctive slender flowers and large callus even George Ure Skinner misidentified this species.

Lycaste virginalis

Virgijalis aromatica This genus has large plicate leaves, clustered ovoid pseudobulbs and multiple lateral inflorescences. 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.

This page was last edited on 6 Februaryat Oakeley clarifies this confusion when reduces L plana lycaaste a colour form of L macrophylla. Lycaste schilleriana has the largest flowers in the genus at up to 22cm. They can vary from being completely white in the Alba variety, passing from different tones of pink to lavender.

Therefore, the deciduous Lycastes can very successfully be grown in a shadehouse in WA. 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. Identified by Reichenbach, it is named for the three colours present in the flower – beige, white and pink, although these colours are not distinct and often merge into a pale pink.

It was the first Lycaste to be described and is one of the simplest to grow and flower. This will avoid shrivelling and compromised flowering.