Diadenium barkeri (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D.Jacks. 1893

Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name Barker's Diadenium [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [.5cm]

Found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, thinly coriaceous, elliptic-ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendulous, lateral, paniculate, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Chaenanthe barkeri Lindl. 1838; Chaenanthe parkeri Kuntze 1891; Comparettia barkeri (Lindl.) M.W.Chase & N.H.Williams 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen lieferung 31 Schlechter/Brieger 1995; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010

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