Lockhartia tuberculata D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1994

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Full Shade Warm Cold SummerEARLY Fall

Common Name The Swollen Lockhartia [refers tothe 3 tuberculate longitudinal ridges and the swollen apical elevated, retrorse hook]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Junin department of Peru at elevations around 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with stems enveloped completely by distichous, imbricating leaf bases carrying distichous, bilaterally compressed, sigmoid in side view, acute, hyaline margined leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an axillary, subsessile, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, acute, ovate floral bracts and carrying yellow campanulate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum 10 Plate 278 Bennett & Christenson 1995 Drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;