Lockhartia oerstedii Rchb.f 1852 Photo by Danny Lentz , plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part sunHotTo CoolWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name Oersted's Lockhartia [Danish Botanist and Orchid Collector 1800's]

Flower Size to almost 1" [to almost 2.5 cm]

It is found from Mexico to Panama and Colombia as a caespitose, medium sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte from dense jungles up to 2600 meters in elevation and has a long zigzag stem carrying imbricate, distichous, equitant, semitriangular, obtuse or acute leaves with an axillary, pendant, to 1 1/2" [3.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising from the upper leaf axils occuring at any time of the year that has cordate-semi-orbicular, apiculate, amplexicaul, glaucous bracts and needs more shade and water while growing but always keep damp.

Synonyms Fernandezia robusta Bateman 1866; Fernandezia verrucosa Lindl. ex Kraenzl. 1923; Lockhartia lamellosa Rchb.f 1860; Lockhartia mirabilis (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1855; Lockhartia robusta [Batem.]Schlechter 1906; Lockhartia verrucosa Rchb.f 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1869 as L verrucosa drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as L robusta; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 89. Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 70. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 10 1978 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1029 Dodson 1984 DRAWING FIDE; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo hmm; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1440 Atwood 1992 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 photo ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 609 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as Lockhartia verrucosa drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 as L verrucosa photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing good; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2005; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #3 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 75 #4 2011 Photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo good; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 as L verrucosa photo fide