Barkeria dorotheae Halb. 1976

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Plant

Photo by Weyman Bussey


Common Name Dorothy's Barkeria [American Botanist in Mexico 20th century]

Flower Size 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" [3 to 3.4 cm]

Found on the dry Pacific coast of Mexico near Jalisco under dry scrub in shaded to fully exposed positions among cacti and small trees at elevations of sealevel to 100 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, epiphyte or lithophyte that is . They are best grown mounted on small bark covered branches, given water only while in growth and it will bloom in the late fall and winter, with an apical, up to 2'8" [80 cm] long, many flowered, racemose to occasionally branched inflorescence that should be kept intact as it can rebloom during later seasons. The plant blooms in the late fall and winter on leafless, fusiform pseudobulbs in it's deciduous state.

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