Lophiaris cavendishiana (Bateman) Braem 1993

Flower Closeup

Plant in situ in Mexico Photos courtesy of © Edouard Faria

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Concolor Flower Photo By Marius Wasbauer

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Common Name Cavendish's Lophiaris [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.8 cm]

This is a medium sized, mule ear Oncidium that is found from Mexico to Honduras at altitudes up to 2800 meters as a cool to warm growing epiphyte with very small pseudobulbs that are enveloped by several scarious, distichous sheaths and carring a single, apical, erect, broadly lanceolate or elliptic, fleshy coriaceous, acute or subobtuse, gradually narrows below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter and early spring with an erect, to 3' [90 cm] long, branched, many flowered panicle arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with showy, waxy, fragrant flowers.

This species and Lophiaris pachyphylla are often cited as synomonous but this one differs in the callus of the lip with 2 distinct opposing calli and blooming later while L pachyphylla has a lump of indistinct calli.

Synonyms Lophiaris pachyphylla (Hook.) R. Jiménez & Carnevali 2001; Oncidium cavendishianum Bateman 1837 ; Oncidium pachyphyllum Hkr. 1840; Trichocentrum cavendishianum (Bateman) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001; Trichocentrum pachyphyllum (Hook.) R. Jiménez & Carnevali 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 as Oncidium cavendishianum drawing fide; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as Oncidium pachyphyllum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium cavendishianum drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium cavendishianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Oncidium cavendishianum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium cavendishianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 7 1980 drawing; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Oncidium cavendishianum drawing/photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Oncidium cavendishianum; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Oncdium cavendishianum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 60 No 3 1991 as O cavendishianum; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum cavendishianum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 ; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum cavendishianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Trichocentrum cavendishianum photo fide

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