Genus Ida A.Ryan & Oakeley

Ida rikii Oakeley (section Fimbriatae)

Dr. Angela Ryan & Dr. Henry F. Oakeley described the new genus Ida based on Lycaste section Fimbriatae Fowlie in Orchid Digest, Vol. 97, 1, Jan.-Febr.-Mar. 2003.
I had a plant in my collection who did not fit with anything I've seen before. In 1999 I showed the flowering plant at the London Orchid Show. The flowers are close to but more succulent than those of Ida fimbriata (the former Lycaste fimbriata). I grow the plant in my cold greenhouse where she receives a lot of light. I let the potmedium never dry out.
For more information: Orchid Digest, Vol. 97, 1, Jan.-Febr.-Mar. 2003.

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Ida fimbriata (Poepp. & Endl.) A. Ryan & Oakeley

This plant grows in the Columbian, Ecuatorian and Peruvian Andes. It has also been found in Venezuela. I grow this orchid in my cold greenhouse under the same conditions as Ida rikii.

There existed a lot of (determination) confusion between Ida fimbriata (Lycaste fimbriata) and Ida ciliata (Lycaste fimbriata). Dr. H. F. Oakeley cleared this out in Orchid Digest, Vol. 97, 1, Jan.-Febr.-Mar. 2003.

Ida cinnabarina
 (Lindl.) A. Ryan & Oakeley

Better known as Lycaste denningiana, a plant from Ecuador and Peru with big pendent flowers. As this species, in nature, grows in very bright conditions, it needs a lot of light in culture. Avoid direct sunlight behind glass.
Ida locusta (Rchb.f.)
              A. Ryan & Oakeley

Ida locusta
has been designated as the type for the genus Ida. This species from Peru grows well in bright and cool conditions. Never let the compost dry out.
  Ida fulvescens (Hook.)
              A. Ryan & Oakeley

This species from Venezuela and Colombia remained 'lost' till 1993. It's a plant for intermediate to cold culture conditions.
Ida ariasii Oakeley

A new species from Peru, a near relative of Ida linguella (Lycaste linguella). I grow this plant in intermediate to cold conditions. The compost is always humid.
Ida cobbiana
(B.S. Williams) A. Ryan & Oakeley
I grow this species from Ecuador and Peru in my cold greenhouse, shadow.
The compost is humid all the time.