Lockhartia parthenocomos (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f. 1852 Photo by Florida Museum of Natural History/ Oncidinae [Orchidaceae] Website


Lip of Flower

Other Flower Parts Drawing by Reichenbach and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Another Drawing Drawing by Foldats

full shadeCool Col

Common Name The Virgin Hair Lockhartia

Flower Size .6" [1.8 cm]

Found in Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations of 1600 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with pendulous, compressed stems carrying coriaceous, distichous, imbricating, conduplicate, in profile narrowly triangular-lanceolate, slightly falcate, acute leaves that blooms on 1 to few, axillary, towards the apex of the stem, peduncle shorter than the leaves, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, 1 to several flowered inflorescence with ovate-cordate longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying creeam to yellowy flowers

Synonyms Fernandezia parthenocomos Rchb.f. 1852; Lockhartia parthenocomos var. crispula Regel 1856

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 drawing; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as L longifolia drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quinta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, A field Guide Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 89 Dodson 1989 drawing not = L tenuiflora; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 not = L bennetii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing ok/photo not = L bennettii; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 as L parthenocomos photo not = L bennettii; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo not = L rugosifolia; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2002; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 9 2008 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo not = L longifolia; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo maybe; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo hmm;