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Orchid Species: Barkeria whartoniana

Barkeria whartoniana is an orchid species identified by (C.Schweinf.) Soto Arenas in 1993.
Genus
Barkeria (Bark.)
Grex
whartoniana
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(C.Schweinf.) Soto Arenas
Year
1993
ORIGIN: This small sized lithophyte and occasional epiphyte from Oaxaca state of Mexico and is found in hot, dry, deciduous forests or stunted forests around rock outcroppings occurring at elevations of 200 to 300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This small sized lithophyte and occasional epiphyte from Oaxaca state of Mexico and is found in hot, dry, deciduous forests or stunted forests around rock outcroppings occurring at elevations of 200 to 300 meters with thickened slightly compressed stems enveloped by scarious, apressed sheaths and carrying 4 to 7, ensiform to narrowly ovate, acute, deciduous coriaceous, articulate to the leaf sheath leaves and blooms in the fall in the wild and into the winter and early spring in cultivation on an apical, racemose several flowered inflorescence with non-fragrant flowers.

-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Origin
Add+ Epidendrum Epi whartonianum
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Bark. whartoniana 'J. Gordon' (2 awards from 1999 to 2013) Bark. whartoniana 'Bremen' (2012)
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