Lophiaris andreana (Cogn.) R. Jiménez & Carnevali 2001 Photo by © Juan Manuel Villasenor

Another Color form Photo by © Jesus Eduardo Martin ez Leyva


Common Name Andre's Lophiris [French Orchid Enthusiast late 1800's]

Flower Size to 2" [4 to 6 cm]

Found from Vera Cruz to Chiapas Mexico at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a small sized, mule ear, warm to cool growing epiphyte with small cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, coriaceous, light green, speckled with red dots, ovate, acute leaf and blooms in the summer through early fall on a basal, 12" to under 36" [30 cm to less than 90 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence that carries variable colored flowers.

This plant is often confused with and historically included with Oncidium carthagenence and O. cosymbephorum.

Synonyms Oncidium andreanum (Cogn.) Garay 1982; *Oncidium carthagenense var. andreanum Cogn. 1906; Trichocentrum andreanum (Cogn.) R.Jiménez & Carnevali 2002 publ. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 6 1982 as Oncidium andreanum photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993 as L carthagenensis; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 697 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Trichocentrum andreanum drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Trichocentrum andreanum photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 hmm appears to be L cosymbephorum; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;