Barkeria barkeriola Rchb. f. 1884 Photo by Orchi and the Wikimedia Website

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Common Name Barker's Barkeria [George Barker English orchid enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.5 cm]

This southwestern Mexican epiphytic species occurs at elevations of 100 to 1000 meters on trees and shrubs on the Pacific coast as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, swollen spindle shaped pseudobulbs carrying thin, apical, deciduous leaves that fall before it blooms in the late summer and fall on an apical, 8 3/4" [27 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with up to 10 flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum barkeriola Rchb.f 1884

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum barkeriola; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 2 1980 photo fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 Orchidaceae McVaugh 1985 ; An Introduction to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames and Correll 1985 as Epidendrum barkeriola; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 4 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 59 no 2 1995; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 drawing/photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 69 No 6 2004/5 photo; Orchids of Mexico, Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005;