(pronounced: lok-HART-ee-ah)


Maxillarieae subtribe Oncidiinae

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Caespitose epiphytes. Stems elongate, unbranched, rooting at the base, leafy throughout. Leaves alternate, distichous, strongly bilaterally compressed, imbricate, not articulated. Inflorescences racemes or panicles, terminal or from the upper leaf axils, the floral bracts often large and funnel-shaped. Sepals and petals free, spreading. Lip unlobed to three-lobed, the callus often complex. Column with very large wings; pollinia 2, attached to a common minute viscidium.


A genus of 25 species found throughout the Neotropics from Mexico to Bolivia.

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Williams, L. O. 1941. A new species of Lockhartia from Panama. Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull. 9(8):208-209.