Acineta barkeri (Bateman) Lindl. 1843

Disected flower Photo by Gunter Gerlach and His Stanhopinae Website

FragrancePartial Shade Warm Summer

Common Name Barker's Acineta [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico and Guatemala in cloud forests at elevations around 1000 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, slightly compressed, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs partially enveloped by soon fibrous sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, apical, erect, plicate, coriaceous, elliptic, acuminate, attenuate and channeled below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on basal, 2 to 3, pendant, terete, racemose, slightly flexuous, 12 to 16" [30 to 40 cm] long, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb as a new growth appears, with several, tubular, scarious, coffee brown bracts and elliptic-ovate, cucullate, round to obtuse floral bracts carrying simultaneously opening, fragrant flowers

Synonyms Acineta barkeri var. aurantiaca Lem. 1855; *Peristeria barkeri Bateman 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 as Peristeria barkeri drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 2 1957; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 1 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 37-8 1999;

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