Lockhartia serra Rchb.f 1876

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

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Common Name The Serrrated Lockhartia

Flower Size 4/5" [2 cm]

A medium sized, caespitose, epiphytic species from Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 20 to 1800 meters in wet montane forests that has a woven belt shape with a upright to spreading stem completely enveloped by distichous, imbricating, basally clasping, entirely conduplicate, ovate, triangular to olique-triangular leaves that can bloom in the winter, summer and fall with a two to three flowered, 3/4" [2 cm] long, racemose, or 3 to 6 flowered panicle arising from near the apex of the imbricating leaf axils.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 134 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 076 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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