Lockhartia dipleura Schltr. 1923 Drawing by Alfaro/Atwood, Used under permission of The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Two-Ribbed Lockhartia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forests at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect to pendulous, laterally flattened stems enveloped completely by imbricating, equitant leaf bases carrying distichous, triangular acute, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the late fall and earlier winter on a small, terminal to subterminal, paniculate 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with cordate bracts

Some references give this specis name as a synonym of L amoena but has a much more cowl-like wings to the column


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Platarum Tropicarum Plate 1447 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing fide;