Lophiaris schwambachiae (V.P.Castro & Toscano) Senghas 1997photo by Delfina Araujo and her Oncidium Webpage


Common Name Schwambach's Lophiaris

Flower Size .35" [.7 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in wet humid forests at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, small pseudobulbs enveloped by papery sheaths and carrying a single, dark green, red to purple spotted, acute, conduplicate shortly below into the base leaf that blooms in the late spring on a basal, usually branched, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Oncidium schwambachiae V.P.Castro & Toscano 1983

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 as Lophiaris schwambachii; Orchid Species Culture Oncidium/odontoglossum Alliance Bakers 2006 as Lophiaris schwambachii; Harvard Papers in Botany Vol 21 #2 Cetzal-Ix Carnevalli and Romero-Gonzalez 2016 Synopsis of the Trichocentrum Clade photo fide;