Lophiaris x haematoachila (Lindl. & Paxton) Braem 1993 SECTION Plurituberculata Photo courtesy of Sandy Gibson of Exotic Blossoms

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Common Name The Blood-Red Lip Lophiaris

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A naturally occuring hybrid between Lophiaris luridum and Lophiaris lanceanum found in Trinidad and Colombia as a small sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte with a single, oblong, acute, leathery, dull green spotted brown leaf that blooms on a erect or arching, to 2' [60 cm] long, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence with very fragrant, long-lasting flowers occuring in the spring and fall.

Synonyms Oncidium haematochilum Lindl. & Paxton 1850-1; Trichocentrum haematochilum (Lindl. & Paxton) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium haematochilum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium x haematochilumdrawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium haematochilum; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium haematochilum; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum haematochilum; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as Oncidium haematochilum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 3 2008 photo;

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