Lockhartia hercodonta Rchb. f. ex Kraenzl. 1923 Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

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

Part sunWarmTo HotSummer andFall

Common Name Refers to lattice like teeth or appendages? leaves?

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

A Central American, south to Ecuador, pendant, miniature sized, cool to hot growing epiphytic species found in airy, lower montane rainforests in deep shade at altitudes of 500 to 1500 meters with erect to pendant, elongate stems enveloped completely by imbricating, disitichous, basally clasping, glossy, dark green, falcate-lanceolate, leaves that are completly conduplicate and that blooms in the summer and fall on a short, terminal, racemose inflorescence arising towards the apex of the stem and with several successively opening flowers that are white, one of the only Lockhartia to be this color and the only with an orange callus.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 263. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 824 Dodson 1983 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1448 Atwood 1993 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; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good;