!Lockia sonii Aver. 2012

TYPE DrawingPhoto by Averyanov etal/TYPE Drawing and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Son's Lokia [Vietnamese Orchid Enthusiast and discover of species current]

Flower Size

Found in northwestern most Vietnam in primary evergreen, broad-leaves forests at elevations of 2600 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout, erect, unbranched, woody stem that has densely adpressed, overlapping,distichous leaf sheaths and in the upper third, leafy and carrying distichous, very rigid, subulate, canaliculate, acute, straight to slightly recurved, almost terete towards the apex, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the lat fall and earlier winter on an axillary, racemose, erect, rigid, peduncle 1.2 to .16" [3 to 4 cm] long, carrying 1 to 2, short, broadly triangular, obtuse, sterile bracts, rachis 1.6 t o 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, 6 to 12 distantly flowered inflorecsence with small, broadly triangular to broadly ovate, obtuse floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids AOS Vol 81 No 6 Pg 363 Averyanov 2012 photo/drawing fide