Lockhartia amoena Endres & Rchb. f. 1872

Inflorescence

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name or Meaning The Beautiful Lockhartia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 300 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in lower montane forests on large trees and branches with cork-like bark with laterally compressed, elongate stems enveloped completely by imbricating, distichous, basally clasping, closely spaced, alternate, obliquely angled, fleshy, triangular, acute, entirely conduplicate longitudinally leaves that blooms late winter and spring on an axillary, to 1.2" [to 3 cm] long, paniculate, few to many flowered inflorescence with a few branches carrying one to a few flowers.

Synonyms Lockhartia amoena var. triangulabia (Ames & Schweinf.) C. Schweinf. & P.H. Allen 1948; Lockhartia costaricensis Schltr. 1906; Lockhartia grandibracteata Kraenzl. 1923; Lockhartia triangulabia Ames & Schweinf. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 69. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 69. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as L dipluera; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 262. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as L grandibractea; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as L amoena var triangulabia; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1028 Dodson 1984 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1446 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1447 Atwood 1993 as Lockhartia dipleura drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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