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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Lycaste

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

Five species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Lycaste aromatica

Native to central America.


Lycaste crinita

Native to Mexico.


Lycaste deppei

Native to central America.


Lycaste longipetala

[= Lycaste gigantea]

Native to Columbia.


Lycaste macrophylla

Native to central and South America.