Lockhartia acuta (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1852

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Part shadeHotTo Warm MOSTLY Summer

Common Name The Pointed Lockhartia [refers to the leaf]

Flower Size less than 1/2" [less than 1.5 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Trinidad and Venezuela in seasonally, wet forests in semi-shade,at altitudes of 100 to 600 meters as a medium sized, pendant, hot to warm growing epiphyte with coriaceous, ovate-triangular, subacute, imbricating leaves that has a terminal or lateral, to 3" [7 to 8 cm] long, paniculate inflorescence with hyaline, small, heart-shaped floral bracts and carrying many flowers occurring mostly in the summer.

Synonyms *Fernandezia acuta Lindl. 1836; Lockhartia lasseri Schnee 1952; Lockhartia pallida Rchb. f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Edwards's Bot. Reg. 21: t. 1806. 1835 as Fernandezia acuta; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as L pallida; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as L pallida; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as L pallida drawing; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 89. Panama Schlechter 1922 as L pallida; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 2 1958 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 8 1959 as L pallida photo fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1445 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 Dodson 1998 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 ; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide