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Barkeria spectabilis

Barkeria spectabilis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Barkeria
Species: Bark. spectabilis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Barkeria spectabilis
Bateman ex Lindley 1842


Barkeria spectabilis is a plant in the genus Barkeria.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with many 8 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in dry areas on oak trees and bushes in Southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador at elevations of 1300 to 3500 meters

CultureEdit

Plants are grown in cool to intermediate conditions in intermediate 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.

NamingEdit

Common Name:The Spectacular Barkeria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Barkeria lindleyanan ssps. spectabile [Batem ex Lindl.] Rchb.f 1862
  2. Epidendrum spectabile (Bateman ex Lindl.) Rchb. f. ex Müll. Berol. 1862

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