Ida (orchid)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ida barringtoniae SmSo.png
Ida barringtoniae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
Subtribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Ida
A. Ryan & Oakeley (2003)

See text

Ida is a genus of flowering plants in the orchidaceae family. It consists of approximately 35 species. The genus was split off from Lycaste in 2003 by Henry Oakeley and Angela Ryan. Species in Lycaste that were endemic to South America and the Caribbean Islands were placed into the new genus Ida and those found in Mexico and Central America stayed in Lycaste. As a result of this change most of the species previously found in the Lycaste section Fimbriatae were then moved to the genus Ida. Idas are either epiphytes or terrestrial. The genus Ida is synonymous with the genus Sudamerlycaste.

Selected species[edit]


  • Ryan, A. and Oakeley, H. (2003) Ida A. Ryan and Oakeley, a new genus, based on Lycaste section Fimbriatae Fowlie (Orchidaceae, tribe Cymbideae, subtribe Lycastinae). Orchid Dig. 67. (1): 8-10.