Lophiaris chrysops (Rchb.f.) R.Jiménez & Carnevali 2001 Photo by the Associacion Mexicanas de Orquideas Website

Inflorescence Photo by the Woodstream Orchids Website

Part shadeCoolCold FallEARLIER Winter

Common Name The Golden Yellow Lophiaris

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Guerrero and Oaxaca Mexico in pedegral forests at elevations of 1900 to 2100 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with reddish leaves that blooms in the fall and earlier winter on a shorter than the leaves, few flowered inflorescence with short, ovate bracts.

Synonyms Oncidium chrysops Rchb.f. 1888; Trichocentrum chrysops (Rchb.f.) Soto Arenas & R.Jiménez 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium chrysops drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as Oncidium chrysops; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 as Trichocentrum chrysopsisphoto fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater 2005; Orchid Species Culture Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;