!Lockhartia biserra (Rich.) Christenson & Garay 1996 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Double Serrated Lockhartia

Flower Size to about 1/2" [to about 1.25 cm]

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters and is a small sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying many, basally clasping, distichous, imbricating, leathery, stiff, triangular, obtuse leaves that blooms at any time of the year on an axillary, subsessile, to 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence arising near the apex of the pendant stem.

Synonyms *Epidendrum biserrum Rich 1792; Epidendrum imbricatum Lam. 1831; Fernandezia elegans (Hook.) Lodd. 1827; Fernandezia obtusa Lindl. ex Linden 1882; Lockhartia elegans Hook. 1827; Lockhartia floribunda Rchb.f. 1860; Lockhartia imbricata (Lam.) Hoehne 1952; Lockhartia obtusa Regel 1857; Lockhartia obtusifolia Regel 1836; Lockhartia weigeltii Rchb. & Rchb. f. ex Rchb. f.1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as L elegans; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as L weigelti drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as L elegans; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as L imbricata drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as L elegans; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Lockhartia elegans drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970 as Lockhartia imbricata drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as L imbricata drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as L imbricata photo ?; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 1991 as L imbricata photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 as L elegans drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 as L imbricata; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 Dodson 1998 as L imbricata photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as L imbricata drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as L imbricata drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as L imbricata photo good;