Barkeria lindleyana Bateman ex Lindl. 1842 Photo by Lourens Grobler

White Color Form Photo by Patricia Harding

Flowering plant in situ in Mexico Photo by Robert Weyman Bussey


Common Name Lindley's Barkeria [English Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 2 to 3" [5 to 6 cm]

Found from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid that occurs at elevations of 200 to 2500 meters in semi-deciduous and deciduous forests with cane-like stems enveloped with basal leaf sheaths and oblanceolate, acute, clasping at the base leaves and blooms in the fall on a 32" [80 cm] long, arcuate, laxly few to many [5 to 20] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature stem with grayish papery bracts and large, showy, nodding flowers.

Synonyms Barkeria lindleyana var centrae Rchb.f 1873; Barkeria lindleyana ssp. lindleyana [Batem. ex Lindl. Thein 1970; Epidendrum lindleyanum (Bateman) Rchb. f. 1862; Epidendrum lindleyanum var centrae [Rchb.f] Veitch 1890

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