Lockhartia micrantha Rchb. f. 1852 Photo by Bogarin, and The EPidendra Website


Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name The Tiny Flowered Lockhartia

Flower Size less than 1/2" [less than 1.25 cm]

Found from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia in rain forests as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 10 to 1000 meters with a pendulous stem, completely enveloped by many distichous, imbricating, basally clasping, triangular, entirely conduplicate leaves and blooming on a unbranched, 1 to 2 flowered, 3/4" [2 cm] long inflorescence held close to the apex of the leaves with small flowers that do not open fully occuring in the winter and spring.

Synonyms Lockhartia chiriquiensis Schltr 1913; Lockhartia lankesteri Ames 1923; Lockhartia pandurata Pupulin 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 89. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 5 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 826 Dodson 1983 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1449 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006