Lockhartia obtusata L.O.Williams 1941

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers

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

Full shade Hot Spring Summer

Common Name The Blunted Lockhartia [refers to the leaf apex]

Flower Size

Found in Panama and Colombia in montane forest at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect to pendant stems completely enveloped by many distichous, imbricating, alternate, leatrhery, basally clasping, leathery, obliquely oblong, obtuse, entirely conduplicate leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a short, successively few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the stem.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 photo fide