Sudamerlycaste

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Sudamerlycaste
Ida barringtoniae SmSo.png
Sudamerlycaste barringtoniae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
Subtribe: Lycastinae
Genus: Sudamerlycaste
Archila
Type species
Lycaste andreettae
Dodson
Species

See text

Synonyms[1]

Ida A.Ryan & Oakeley

Sudamerlycaste is a genus of flowering plants in the Orchidaceae family. It consists of approximately 45 species. The genus was split off from Lycaste in 2002 by Fredy Archila. Species in Lycaste that were endemic to South America and the Caribbean Islands were placed into the new genus Sudamerlycaste 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 Sudamerlycaste. Species are either epiphytes or terrestrial. In 2003 Henry Oakeley and Angela Ryan published the genus name Ida to accommodate South American and Caribbean plants previously placed in Lycaste. Their description included the type species of Sudamerlycaste, Lycaste andreettae. This renders Ida an illegitimate name.[1]

Species[edit]

Accepted species as of July 2016 according to The Plant List:[2]

References[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.

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