Lockhartia bennettii Dodson 1989

Photo by Eric Hunt

Plant and Flower

Photos Courtesy Of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Judy Carney

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Common Name Bennett's Lockhartia [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast- current]

Flower Size .6" [1.8 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru as a small to just medium sized, hot growing epiphyte in wet tropical forests at elevations of 500 to 700 meters with a 12" elongate stem completely enveloped by many, imbricating, distichous, basally clasping, rather small basally, ovate to triangular, boat-shaped, apically larger, completely conduplicate, acute to beak-like apice leaves where it blooms in the late fall and winter on an axillary, single flowered 1.2" [3 cm] long inflorescence arising from near the apex of the pendant stem.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0088 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 as L parthenocomos notphoto fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as L parthenocomos photo fide; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Of Men & Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;