Lockhartia longifolia (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919

Photo by Christian Gegenbauer

Flower Closeup

Photos by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part sunCoolTo Hot Spring Fall

Common Name The Long-Leafed Lockhartia

Flower Size 1/3" [.9 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia? in very wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 350 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, pendant growing , hot to cool growing epiphyte with an elongated pendant stem carrying many imbricating, disitchous, basally clasping, obliquely and narrowly triangular leaves that blooms in the spring and fall in the northern hemisphere on a shorter than the leaves, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence arises from along the axils of the leaves towards the apex of the stem.

Synonyms *Fernandezia longifolia Lindl. 1846; Lockhartia hologlossa Schltr. 1920; Lockhartia platyglossa Rchb. f. 1876; Lockhartia unicornis Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as L hologlossa; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as L unicornis; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 #9 1967; AOS Bulletin Vo 38 No 6 1969; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing not = L parthenocomos; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 errata = L parthenocomos; Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 133 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0245 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as L parthenocomos photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide