Barkeria dorotheae Halb. 1976 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another PlantPhoto by Weyman Bussey

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Common Name Dorothy's Barkeria [American Botanist in Mexico 20th century]

Flower Size 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" [3 to 3.4 cm]

A hot growing, miniature epiphyte or lithophyte that is found under dry scrub on the dry Pacific coast of Mexico near Jalisco in shaded to fully exposed positions among cacti and small trees at elevations of sealevel to 100 meters. They are best grown mounted on small bark covered branches, given water only while in growth and it will bloom in the late fall and winter, with an apical, up to 2'8" [80 cm] long, many flowered, racemose to occasionally branched inflorescence that should be kept intact as it can rebloom during later seasons. The plant blooms in the late fall and winter on leafless, fusiform pseudobulbs in it's deciduous state.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 44 no 2 1980 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 7 1982 photo; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; An Introduction to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 No 2 1995; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 1998; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1992; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 4 1993 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 6 2004/5 photo; Orchids of Mexico, Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005;

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