Lockhartia lunifera (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1852 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Half Moon Sepal Lockhartia

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A Brazilian epiphyte that is a medium to small, psuedobulbless plant with elongate, 4 to 12"[10 to 30 cm], mostly pendant stems that are very close together enveloped completely by numerous, disitchous, imbricating, basally clasping, conduplicate, triangular leaves that are bilaterally compressed, densly imbricate and about 1/2" [1.25 cm] long alternately arranged along the stem. The axillary curved flower stalks spring from the apical portion of the stem and have several flowers and are subtended by a concave bract. They bloom in the spring and summer and are very long lasting.

Synonyms *Fernandezia lunifera Lindley 1831; Fernandezia robusta Klotzsch ex Rchb.f. 1864

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo okish;

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