Lophiaris flavovirens (L.O. Williams) Braem 1993

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Common Name The Yellow-Green Lophiaris

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found as a mule-eared epiphyte or lithophyte in the humid, tropical, deciduous forests of western coastal Mexico in Jalisco and Coloima states at elevations of 900 to 1250 meters with small, strongly compressed pseudobulbs subtended by several basal sheaths with the uppermost being leaf bearing, and a single, apical, elliptic, acute, fleshy coriaceous leaf that blooms on a basal, paniculate, 16 to 30" [40 to 75 cm] long, erect-arcuate, to 50 flowered inflorescence with triangular, papery bracts arising on a newly emerging pseudobulb that has several showy flowers with triangular, papery floral bracts that appear in the late summer and winter.

Synonyms Oncidium flavovirens L.O. Williams 1942 ; Trichocentrum flavovirens (L.O.Williams) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Oncidium flavovirens; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Oncidium flavovirensphoto fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 71 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 as Oncidum flavovirens drawing fide; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997 ; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum flavovirens; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Lophiaris flavovirens; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum flavovirens

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