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Orchid Species: Barkeria skinneri

Barkeria skinneri is an orchid species identified by (Bateman ex Lindl.) Paxton in 1849.
Genus
Barkeria (Bark.)
Grex
skinneri
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Bateman ex Lindl.) Paxton
Year
1849
ORIGIN: Found in Chiapas state of Mexico and northwestern Guatemala as a slender, medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and lithophyte on rocks at elevations of 900 to 1900 meters occurring mostly on oak trees in tropical to deciduous rainforests.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Chiapas state of Mexico and northwestern Guatemala as a slender, medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte and lithophyte on rocks at elevations of 900 to 1900 meters occurring mostly on oak trees in tropical to deciduous rainforests with clustered, fusiform-cylindric stems subtended by several scarious leaf sheaths and carrying several, elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, distichous, fleshy leaves and blooms in the fall to mid-winter on an erect, terminal, to 12 [30 cm] long, racemose to paniculate, few to many flowered, long-lived inflorescence enveloped by long, imbricate, scarious sheaths.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [2 to 4 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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