Lophiaris morenoi (Dodson & Luer) Braem 1993 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name Moreno's Lophiaris [Bolivian Orchid Collector Current]

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

This small sized, epiphytic, warm to hot growing, mule ear epiphyte with red speckled leaves occurs in SE Brazil, Peru and Bolivia in dry tropical forests at elevations of 170 to 1000 meters with very small pseudobulbs enveloped basally by non foliaceous, dry sheaths carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, thick, rigid, gray greeen with maroon spots leaf and blooms in the spring and summer on a stiff, erect, 2 to 3 1/2" [5 to 9 cm] long, panicle with many small, fragrant flowers, densly covering the inflorescence and giving it a conical appearance.

Synonyms Oncidium morenoi Dodson & Luer 1976; Trichocentrum morenoi (Dodson & Luer) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 568 Dodson 1982 as Oncidium morenoi drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0134 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Oncidium morenoi drawing ok; *Schlechteriana Vol 4 No 1/2 1993; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 33-6 1997; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 2 2001 as Trichocentrum morenoi; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Oncidium Vol 2 Koniger 2005; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002 as Trichocentrum morenoi; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide as Trichocentrum morenoi