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Barkeria barkeriola

Barkeria barkeriola Orchi 022

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Barkeria
Species: Bark. barkeriola
Alliance:
Binomial name
Barkeria barkeriola
Rchb. f. 1884


Barkeria barkeriola is a plant in the genus Barkeria.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late summer to fall with up to ten 3.5 cm wide flowers.

It is similar to Barkeria uniflora but differs by having fleshy wings in the column and a sac-like nectary ovary.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found on low shrubs of Southwestern Mexico at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are grown in warm to intermediate conditions in shade. They are usually grown mounted on cork or bark with sphagnum moss. Plants should be watered regularly. Keep the plant in a media that can dry out pretty quickly. The plant can also take dryouts between waterings. Keep the plant in an area with good air circulation. Watering should be reduced during resting season from fall to winter.

NamingEdit

Common Name:Baker's Barkeria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Epidendrum barkeriola Rchb.f 1884

ReferencesEdit

  • Halbinger, Fedrico, George C. Kennedy. "The Genus Barkeria." Orchid Digest Vol. 44-2 March April 1980: 56-62.

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