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Orchid Species: Lophiaris cosymbephora

Kew currently accepted name is Trichocentrum cosymbephorum

Lophiaris cosymbephora is an orchid species identified by (C.Morren) R.Jiménez & Carnevali in 2001. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Trichocentrum cosymbephorum.
Genus
Lophiaris (Lop.)
Grex
cosymbephora
Parents
Species
Author
(C.Morren) R.Jiménez & Carnevali
Year
2001
ORIGIN: Found as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in Veracruz and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

DESCRIPTION: Found as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in Veracruz and San Luis Potosi, Mexico with small pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, narrowly elliptic, keeled ventrally leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, to 4' [120 cm] long, erratically branched, racemose, many flowered inflorescence with successive opening flowers arising from a basal leaf sheath. The flowers are about 1 in diameter, and according to Weyman Bussey this species is a variant of Onc. luridum or Onc. carthagenense or a separate species. I have all three species and can see differences in habit, inflorescence like in this one that has a very erect spike and only becomes slightly arcuate as the large flowers open and bloom times.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Trichocentrum Trt cosymbephorum 2003 (C.Morren) R.Jiménez & Carnevali
Add+ Oncidium Onc cosymbephorum 1849 C.Morren
Add+ Oncidium Onc henchmannii 1845 (Knowles & Westc.) Lodd. ex Paxton
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