Lophiaris aurisasinora (Standl. & L.O.Williams) Braem 1993

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Common Name The Donkey-Eared Lophiaris [refers to the Mule Ear Leaves]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in montane forests on steep slopes at elevations of 700 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stiff, fleshy, oblong-elliptic, narrows below into the conduplicate base, mule-eared leaves and blooms in the winter, spring and fall on a basal, erect, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with to 20, waxy, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Oncidium aurisasinorum Standl. & L.O.Williams 1952; Trichocentrum aurisasinorum (Standl. & L.O.Williams) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 5 1964 photo as Oncidium aurisasinorum; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Oncidium aurisasinorum drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 897 Dodson 1983 as Oncidium aurisasinorum drawing fide; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum aurisinorum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum aurisasinorum