!Lockhartia imbricata (Lam.) Hoehne 1952

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Common Name The Imbricate Lockhartia

Flower Size to about 1/2" [to about 1.25 cm]

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil at elevations of 300 to 1700 meters and is a small sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying many, basally clasping, distichous, imbricating, leathery, stiff, triangular, obtuse leaves that blooms at any time of the year on an axillary, subsessile, to 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence arising near the apex of the pendant stem.

Synonyms Epidendrum biserrum Rich 1792; *Epidendrum imbricatum Lam. 1783; Fernandezia elegans (Hook.) Lodd. 1827; Fernandezia obtusa Lindl. ex Linden 1882; Lockhartia biserra (Rich.) Christenson & Garay 1996; Lockhartia elegans Hook. 1827; Lockhartia floribunda Rchb.f. 1860; Lockhartia obtusa Regel 1857; Lockhartia obtusifolia Regel 1856; Lockhartia weigeltii Rchb. & Rchb. f. ex Rchb. f.1852

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as L elegans; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as L weigelti drawing; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as L elegans; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as L imbricata drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as L elegans; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 #9 1967 as L imbricata; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as Lockhartia elegans drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 5 Foldats 1970 as Lockhartia imbricata drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as L biserra drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as L imbricata drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as L imbricata photo ?; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 1991 as L imbricata photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as L floribunda; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as L elegans drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as L imbricata; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 Dodson 1998 as L imbricata photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as L imbricata drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo not = L tenuifolia; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as L imbricata drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 23 #2 2004 as L imbricata photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006 as L biserra; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 as L imbricata photo good; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 as L imbricata photo ok; Of Men & Orchids Part 1 Jenny 2015 as L imbricata drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as L bissera drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as L elegans; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide;

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