Lophiaris natalieae Balam & Carnevali 2010

Photo by © G Carnevali and Lankesteriana 9(3) 521-525 Narvaez, Cetzal Ix and Carnevali 2010 and the Researchgate Website


Common Name Natalie's Lophiaris [Dedicated to Natalie Warford an American and former resident of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, who was the first to recognize the existence of this species as an entity distinct from other Lophiaris species from western Mexico [1927 - 2013]

Flower Size .8 to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in the state of Jalisco Mexico in low caducifolious forest to medium-statured subcaducifolious forests at elevations around 460 to 600 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, subcylindrical, dark to medium green, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, conduplicate, coarse, oblong-elliptic, acute, erect, erose-dentate margins, yellowish olive green to dark green, conspicuously spotted with dark red brown leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a single, basal, arising on a mature pseudobulb, paniculate, ercet-arching, 13.2 to 62" [33 to 155 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Trichocentrum nataliae (Balam & Carnevali) R.Jiménez & Solano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 9(3) 521-525 Narvaez, Cetzal Ix and Carnevali 2010 photo/drawing fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;