Lophiaris sierracaracolensis Cetzal & Balam 2008photo by © Cetzal Ix and A New Species in Lophiaris (Orchidaceae, Oncidiinae), in the Lophiaris straminea Complex; The Reasearchgate Webpage


Common Name The Sierra Caracol Lophiaris [A mountain range in Chiapas state of Mexico]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico seasonally dry, semi-arid, tropical deciduous forests at elevations around 860 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, subcylindrical, slightly laterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, elliptic, acute, erect, thickly coricaceous, dorsally kelled leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect to arching, basal, peduncle elongate, many flowered inflorescence.

Similar to L aurisasinora but it is a much smaller plant and L sierracaracolensis has much smaller flowers with a broader isthmus and a much more complex callus

Synonyms Trichocentrum sierracaracolense (Cetzal & Balam) R.Jiménez & Solano 2011

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A New Species in Lophiaris (Orchidaceae, Oncidiinae), in theLophiaris straminea Complex Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;