Lophiaris pohliana (Cogn.) Braem 1993 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Common Name Pohl's Lophiaris [German orchid Collector in Brazil early 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.8 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil as a miniature sized epiphyte with ovate, small, very compressed, pale green pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 3 to 4, triangualr, conduplicate sheaths and carrrying a single, apical, erect, thin, papery, spreading, tongue shaped, obtuse, mucronate, pale to bright green, conduplicate below in to the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, paniculate, erect to spreading, 18 ot 24" [45 to 60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with slender, elongate branches that can rebranch.

Synonyms Grandiphyllum pohlianum (Cogn.) Docha Neto 2007; Oncidium pohlianum Cogn. 1906; Trichocentrum pohlianum (Cogn.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium pohlianum drawing ok; ;Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977as O pohlianum drawing fide; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum pohlianum; Orchid Species Culture, Odontoglossum/Oncidium Alliance Bakers 2006