Lockhartia serra Rchb.f 1876

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador

Photos courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Photo courtesy Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page


Common Name The Serrrated Lockhartia

Flower Size 4/5" [2 cm]

Found in Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 20 to 1800 meters in wet montane forests as a medium sized, caespitose, epiphytic species that has a woven belt shape with a upright to spreading stem completely enveloped by distichous, imbricating, basally clasping, entirely conduplicate, ovate, triangular to olique-triangular leaves that can bloom in the winter, summer and fall with a two to three flowered, 3/4" [2 cm] long, racemose, or 3 to 6 flowered panicle arising from near the apex of the imbricating leaf axils.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 134 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 076 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995; The Pictoral Encyclopedia of Oncidium Zelenko 2001; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium, Bakers 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide