Lockhartia dipleura Schltr. 1923 Drawing by Alfaro/Atwood, Used under permission of The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Two-Ribbed Lockhartia

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane rain forests at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect to pendulous, laterally flattened stems enveloped completely by imbricating, equitant leaf bases carrying distichous, triangular acute, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the late fall and earlier winter on a small, terminal to subterminal, paniculate 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with cordate bracts

Some references give this species name as a synonym of L amoena but it has a much more cowl-like wings to the column


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 69. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Icones Platarum Tropicarum Plate 1447 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995drawing fide;