Lockhartia obtusata L.O.Williams 1941

Flower Closeup

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

Full shade Hot Spring Summer

Common Name The Blunted Lockhartia [refers to the leaf apex]

Flower Size

Found in Panama and Colombia in montane forest at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect to pendant stems completely enveloped by many distichous, imbricating, alternate, leatrhery, basally clasping, leathery, obliquely oblong, obtuse, entirely conduplicate leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a short, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the stem.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide;