Barkeria delpinalii Archila & Chiron 2011

Drawing by Chiron & Fredy Archila

Part shade Hot LATERSpring

Common Name del Pinal's Barkeria [Guatemalan Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size

Found in Guatemala in wet montane forests at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, branching near the base stems enveloped by leafless sheaths and carrying 3, towards the apex, conduplicate, oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, arcuate, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, mostly simultaneously few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!! Kew puts this one as a synonym of B skinneri. I have left them separate pending further research!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Explorations botaniques au Guatemala Archila & Chiron 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018