!Lophiaris lanceana (Lindl.) Braem 1993 SECTION Plurituberculata Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart shadeHot To CoolSummerand Fall

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

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.2 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianias and Trinidad at elevations of 300 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing plant lacking or with minute pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, green spotted purple, mule ear leaves that blooms in the summer and fall with fragrant, waxy, long-lasting, variable colored flowers on a basal, 1 1/2' [45 cm] long, few to many [10 to 12] flowered, stout panicle with grey-brown, basal sheaths.

Synonyms Lophiaris fragrans Raf. 1838; Oncidium lanceanum Lindley 1842; Oncidium lanceanum f. aureum Christenson 1991; Trichocentrum lanceanum (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Oncidium lanceana; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium lanceanum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium lanceanum drawing fide; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium lanceanum; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as Oncidium lanceanum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 7 1957 photo as Oncidium lanceanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 no 5 1958 drawing as Oncidium lanceanum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Oncidum lanceanum drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as Oncidium lanceanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 7 1963 photo as Oncidium lanceanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 as Oncidium lanceanum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Oncidium lanceanum; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Oncidium lanceanum drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Oncidium lanceanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979 photo; Orquideologia Vol 13 No 3 1979; Orchid Digest Vol 46 No 4 1982 photo fide as Oncidium lanceanum; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as Oncidium lanceanum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 3 1987 photo; Venezuelan Orchids Dunsterville 1987 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0131 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as Oncidium lanceanum photo fide; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 33 - 36 2057 - 2308 Brieger 1997 photo fide; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 as Oncidium lanceanum photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum lanceanum; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Oncidium lanceanum photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Trichocentrum lanceanum; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as Oncidium lanceanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 11 2005 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as Lophiaris lanceana ; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum lanceanum; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Trichocentrum lanceanum; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;