Lockhartia galeottiana Soto Arenas 2008 TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez & Soto

Full Shade Warm Cool MIDSpring EARLYSummer

Common Name Gaslleotti's Lockhartia [French Belgian Botanist and collector of Orchids in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm] long

Found in Nayarit, Jalisco, Guerrero and Oaxaca States of Mexico in tropical sub-deciduous and Pine oak forests st elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with many leafy, erect to arching, strongly complanate, narrowing towards the apex stems carrying sessile, persistent, equitant, distichous, imbricate, strongly conduplicate, clear green, coriaceous, oblique, mostly narrowly triangular, subfalcate, subobtuse apically, the apically end truncate leaves taht blooms in the smid spring through early summer on an apical and axillary, somewhat hanging, peduncle ancipitous, 7 to 8 noded, .24 to .52" [6 to 13 mm] long, successively 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with asmplexicaul-infundibular, widely ovate, basally cordate, abruptly narrowing and acute apically floral bracts and carrying showy flowers with yellow sepals, intensely yellow petals, and the basal lobe margins of the lip yellow the rest creamy rose and very rayed and spotted with red-purple.

Synonyms Ophrys imbricata Sessť & Moc. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 1038 Soto 2008 Drawing fide;