Barkeria fritz-halbingeriana Soto Arenas 1993

Type DrawingType photo and type Drawing by © Soto Arenas and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name Fritz Halbinger's Barkeria [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico in wet montane forests at elevations around 500 to 670 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing lithophyte on granite outcrops with thick, laterally compressed, 6 to 17 noded stems enveloped by scarious, whitish, tight sheaths and carrying 6 to 12, ensiform, deciduous, coriaceous, subfleshy, green-purple, all along the upper half of the stem, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, paniculate, originally racemose but produces a few, lax branches, peduncle, elongate, terete, thin, green-purple, enveloped by tubular, scarious, strongly compressed, imbricate bracts, 11.8 to 24" [29 to 60 cm] long, to more than 30 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acute-acuminate, lightly cucullate, scarious-papery, greenish pink floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 13(1-2): 245-246. Soto Arenas 1994 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 526 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide

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