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Orchid Species: Barkeria lindleyana

Barkeria lindleyana is an orchid species identified by Bateman ex Lindl. in 1842.
Genus
Barkeria (Bark.)
Grex
lindleyana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman ex Lindl.
Year
1842
ORIGIN: Found from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid that occurs at elevations of 200 to 2500 meters in semi-deciduous and deciduous forests.

DESCRIPTION: Found from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic or lithophytic orchid that occurs at elevations of 200 to 2500 meters in semi-deciduous and deciduous forests with cane-like stems enveloped with basal leaf sheaths and oblanceolate, acute, clasping at the base leaves and blooms in the fall on a 32 [80 cm] long, arcuate, laxly few to many [5 to 20] flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on a mature stem with grayish papery bracts and large, showy, nodding flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 3 inches [5 to 6 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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