Lophiaris pachyphylla (Hook.) R.Jiménez & Carnevali 2001

Plant in situ in Mexico Photo courtesy of Wilfried Löderbusch


Common Name The Broad Leafed Lophiaris

Flower Size

This species may be synomonous with Lophiaris cavendishianum. I leave them separate at this time awaiting further information.Tis species occurs in pine/oak forests as a cool to cold growing mule ear epiphyte that blooms in the late fall and early winter.

This species and Lophiaris cavendishianum are often cited as synomonous but this one differs in the callus of the lip being a lump of indistinct calli as well as blooming earlier and L cavendishianum has 2 distinct opposing calli.

Synonyms Oncidium pachyphyllum Hkr. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, 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;