Lockhartia schunkei D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

Photo courtesy of Pablo Bermudez

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Common Name Schunke's Lockhartia {Peruvian First Collector of Species Current}

Flower Size 4/5" [2 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 580 to 600 meters in seasonally dry forests with evening fog as a small to medium sized hot to warm growing epiphyte that has a woven belt shape with a upright to spreading, flattened stem completely enveloped end to end by distichous, imbricating, basally clasping, entirely conduplicate, triangular leaves that can bloom in the fall and winter, with a short, 4 to 6 flowered, racemose inflroescence arising from near the apex of the imbricating leaf axils.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 486 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawaing ok; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 076 Bennett & Christeson 1998; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;