Barkeria strophinx (Rchb.f.) Halb.1977 Photo by Karl Senghas


Common Name The Cone-Shaped Barkeria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Michoacan state of Mexico along streams in tropical deciduous forests at elevations of 700 to 1100 meters as a small to medium szied, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stalked, fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying erect, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a terminal, 4" [10 cm] long, paniculate, 5 to 30 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Barkeria naevosa subsp. strophinx (Rchb.f.) Halb.1974; *Epidendrum strophinx Rchb.f. 1876;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Epidendrum strophinx; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; Orchid Digest Vol 60 #4 1996 photo not = Hybrid; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 530 Hagsater, Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico, Hagsater, Soto, Salazar etal 2005;