Barkeria skinneri (Bateman ex Lindl.) A. Rich. & Galeotti 1844 Photo by Allen Black.

Street Vendor In Antigua Guatemala Photo by Patricia Harding.

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Common Name Skinner's Barkeria [English Plant collector 1800's]

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

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico and northwestern Guatemala as a slender, medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and lithophyte on rocks at elevations of 900 to 1900 meters occurring mostly on oak trees in tropical to deciduous rainforests with clustered, fusiform-cylindric stems subtended by several scarious leaf sheaths and carrying several, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, distichous, fleshy leaves and blooms in the fall to mid-winter on an erect, terminal, to 12" [30 cm] long, racemose to paniculate, few to many flowered, long-lived inflorescence enveloped by long, imbricate, scarious sheaths.

Synonyms Barkeria skinneri var major Paxton 1849; Dothiolophis purpurea Raf. 1838; Epidendrum fuschii Regel 1850; *Epidendrum skinneri Bateman ex Lindl. 1836; Epidendrum skinneri var superbum Warner 1862-4

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; as Epidendrum skinneri; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Epidendrum skinneri drawing fide; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum skinneri; AOS Bulletin Vol 31` No 3 1962; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum skinneri; Orchd Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 photo fide; Minature Orchids Northen 1980 photo good; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correll 1985 as Epidendrum skinneri; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glenn 2002; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb and Laurent 1982; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 528 Hagsater, Soto 2002 drawing fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 6 2004/5 photo; Orchids of Mexico, Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;

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