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Orchid Species: Barkeria naevosa

Barkeria naevosa is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Schltr. in 1923.
Genus
Barkeria (Bark.)
Grex
naevosa
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Schltr.
Year
1923
ORIGIN: Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in Guererro and Oaxaca states of Mexico on the Pacific coast at elevations of sea level to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in Guererro and Oaxaca states of Mexico on the Pacific coast at elevations of sea level to 1600 meters with thick, fleshy roots, an abbreviated rhizome giving rise to fusiform, 5 to 7 noded pseudobulbs enveloped completely by close-fitting, silver-grey sheaths and carrying 2 to 6, distichous, fleshy, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, conduplicate and articulate to the sheaths below, green, spotted purple leaves that blooms in the late fall, winter and early spring on an erect 2.4 to 14 [6 to 35 cm] long, apical, many flowered inflorescence that can have additional racemes arising after the original raceme and carrying strongly fragrant flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/4 inch [3.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
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