Barkeria naevosa (Lindl.) Schltr. 1923 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Common Name The Veined Barkeria

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.5 cm]

Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in Guererro and Oaxaca states of Mexico on the Pacific coast at elevations of sea level to 1600 meters with thick, fleshy roots, an abbreviated rhizome giving rise to fusiform, 5 to 7 noded pseudobulbs enveloped completely by close-fitting, silver-grey sheaths and carrying 2 to 6, distichous, fleshy, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, conduplicate and articulate to the sheaths below, green, spotted purple leaves that blooms in the late fall, winter and early spring on an erect 2.4 to 14" [6 to 35 cm] long, apical, many flowered inflorescence that can have additional racemes arising after the original raceme and carrying strongly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Barkeria chinense ssp naevosa [Lindley] Thien 1970; Epidendrum chinense var naevosa [Lindl.] L. Wms. 1951; *Epidendrum naevosum Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum naevosum; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Miniature Orchids McQueen 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1968 photo; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998; Orchids of Mexico, Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005 photo plant in capsule only; Icones Orchidacearum 10 plate 1004 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide

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