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

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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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; The Orchids of Mexico and Guatemala Bateman 1843 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 46. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 130. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 297. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum lindleyanum; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1952/53/65/85; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965/82 as Epidendrum lindleyanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 3 1962; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 No 4 1964 photo as Epidendrum lindleyanum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum lindleyanum; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Las Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing fide/photo hmm; Orquideas de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 photo fide; Minature Orchids Northen 1980; Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1982; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel; Cribb and Laurent 1982; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985 as Epidendrum lindleyanum; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 photo as B lindleyana var alba; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1403 Mora & Atwood 1992 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1993; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hamel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 6 2004/5 photo; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2005 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide;

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