Lophiaris lindeni (hort. ex Rchb. f.) Braem 1993

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Linden's Lophiaris [Belgian Plant Collector]

Flower Size 1/2" to 3/4" [1.25 to 2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize in riverine forests at elevations around 300 meters as a miniature, hot to warm growing mule-eared epiphyte. Wow! I Like It!! This mule eared Orchid has tiny pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by dry basal leafless sheaths and carries a single, apical, coarse, leathery, strongly keeled dorsally. elliptic, shortly conduplicate below into the base leaf and blooms in the spring on an erect, 7" [17.5 cm] long inflorescence with a few, successively opening flowers occuring more than once from the same spike and lasting several months each time.

Synonyms Oncidium lindenii Brogn. 1842; Oncidium lindeni hort. ex Rchb. f. 1842; Oncidium retemeyerianum Rchb.f. 1856; Trichocentrum lindenii (Brongn.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 as Oncidium retemeyerianum drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1881 as O retemeyerianum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium retemeyerianum; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium retemeyerianum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium retemeyerianum; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Oncidium lindenii photo fide; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Guatemala Y Sus Orquideas Behar & Tinschert 1998 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as trichocentrum lindenii; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum lindenii (Brongn.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Trichocentrum lindenii photo fide; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018

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