Lophiaris lurida (Lindl.) Braem 1993 SECTION Plurituberculata Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

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Common Name Dingy Flowered Lophiaris

Flower Size 3/4" to 1" [2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru? at elevations of sea level to 1400 meters with very small pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-ellptic to elliptic-lanceolate, rigid, coriaceous, acute to obtuse leaf where it blooms in the spring through fall on a panicle with short branches and scarious sheaths that can attain 8 feet [240 cm] and is a large sized, cool to hot growing, mule eared epiphyte.

Synonyms Oncidium cuneatum Lindl. 1821; Oncidium guttatum var. intermedium (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863; Oncidium intermedium Knwl. & Westc. 1838; Oncidium luridum Lindl. 1823; Oncidium maculatum [Ruiz & Pavon] Urb. 1918; Trichocentrum luridum (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 Oncidium luridum; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Oncidium luridum; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Oncidium luridum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Oncidium luridum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Oncidium luridum var morrenii drawing good; Das Pflanzanreich Regni Vegetabilis Conspectus Odontoglossum/Oncidium Kranzlin 1922 as Oncidium guttatum not = L luridum; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as O intermedium; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 8 1959 photo; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as Oncidium luridum; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Oncidium luridum; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 9 1964 photo as Oncidum luridum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as O luridum; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as Oncidium luridum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Oncidum luridum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Oncidium altissimum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 4 1985 photo; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Oncidium altissimum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1239 Dodson 1985 as Oncidium altissimum not!; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Oncidium altissimum not = Lopharius lurida photo fide; photo fide Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 as Oncidium luridum photo fide; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum luridum; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 as Oncidium luridum; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum luridum (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Trichocentrum luridum photo fide