Barkeria dorotheae

Barkeria dorotheae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Barkeria
Species: Bark. dorotheae
Binomial name
Barkeria dorotheae
Halb. 1976

Barkeria barkeriola is a plant in the genus Barkeria.


Plant blooms from late fall to winter with many 3.4 cm wide flowers.

This species was discovered by Dorothy O'Flaherty, a resident of Manzanillo, Colima who found the species at an archaeological excursion site in 1975. Dorthy mailed the the species to Federico Halbinger for identification.


Plant is found growing on cacti and trees in the Pacific coast of Mexico at elevations of 0 to 100 meters


Plants are grown in warm conditions with moderate sunlight. 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.


Common Name:Dorothy's Barkeria


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

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