BARKERIA ORCHIDS

Barkeria at a glance

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Eric A. Christenson
Florida 34236, U.S.A.

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BARKERIA Knowles & Westc., Floral Cab. 2:7, t. 49. 1838.

Barkeria barkeriola Reichb.f., Gard. Chron., n. s., 22:616. 1884; Epidendrum barkeriola Reichb.f., Gard. Chron., n. s., 22:616. 1884, in syn. TYPE: [MEXICO]. Hort. Sander s. n. reserved?).

Distribution: Mexico.

Barkeria dorotheae F. Halbinger, Orquidea(Méx.) 6(2):40. 1976. TYPE: MEXICO. Jalisco, near Cihuatlán, 11 Jan 1976, F. Halbinger 154 (holotype: MEXU; isotypes: AMES, ENCB).

Distribution: Mexiico.

Barkeria fritz-halbingeriana Soto Arenas, Orquidea(Méx.) 13(1-2):245. 1994. TYPE: MEXICO. Oaxaca, Dept. Juquila, km 34.4 on highway from Puerto Escondido to Oaxaca, near San Gabriel ixtepec, 670 m, 25 Nov 1992, M. A. Soto et al. 7480 (holotype: AMO).

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).

Barkeria lindleyana Batem. ex Lindl., Bot. Reg. 28: misc. 2. 1842; Epidendrum lindleyanum (Batem. ex Lindl.) Reichb.f., Ann. Bot. Syst. 6:375. 1862. TYPE: COSTA RICA. Skinner s. n.holotype: K).

synonym: Barkeria lindleyana var. centerae Endr. & Reichb.f., Gard. Chron. 1873:1597. 1873; Epidendrum lindleyanum var. centerae (Reichb.f.) Veitch, Man. Orch. Pl. 6:105. 1890. TYPE: COSTA RICA. Endres s. n. (holotype: W). Distribution: Costa Rica.

Note that variety centerae has a darker lip apex, heart-shaped lip base, and flowers at a different season than variety lindleyana.

Barkeria lindleyana ssp. vanneriana (Reichb.f.) L. B. Thien, Brittonia 22(4):298. 1970; Epidendrum vannerianum Reichb.f., Gard. Chron., n. s., 24:678. 1885; Barkeria vanneriana Reichb.f., Gard. Chron. 2:678. 1885. TYPE: [MEXICO]. Hort. Vanner ex Sander s. n. (holotype: W).

Distribution: Mexico.

Barkeria melanocaulon A. Richard & Galeotti, Comptes Rend. Paris 18: 512. 1844, nomen; Ann. Sci. Nat., ser. 3, 3:22. 1845; Epidendrum melanocaulon (A. Richard & Galeotti) Reichb.f., Ann. Bot. Syst. 6:375. 1862. LECTOTYPE (designated by Soto Arenas): MEXICO. Oaxaca, S. Ana near Yavezia, 6000-6500 ft., June 1840, Galeotti 5069 (lectotype: W; solectotypes: BR, G, P, W).

synonym: Barkeria halbingeri L. B. Thien, Amer. Orchid Soc. Bull.
42(5):421. 1973. TYPE: MEXICO. Oaxaca, near Mitla, 6 Apr 1971, F. Halbinger 122 (holotype: US; isotype: AMO). Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Barkeria naevosa (Lindl.) Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 19:46. 1923; Epidendrum naevosum Lindl., Folia Orch. 4. 1853; Epidendrum chinense var. naevosum (Lindl.) L. O. Wms., Ceiba 2:159. 1951; Barkeria chinensis ssp. naevosa (Lindl.) Thien, Brittonia 22(4):293. 1970. TYPE: MEXICO. Galeotti 5330 (holotype: K; isotype: W).

Distribution: Mexico.

Barkeria obovata (Presl) E. A. Christenson, Lindleyana 3(4):221. 1988 (1989); Oncidium obovatum Presl, Rel. Haenke. 1:99. 1827. TYPE: MEXICO. Presl s. n. (holotype: PR).

synonym: Broughtonia chinensis Lindl., Hook. Journ. Bot. 1: 492. 1842; Laeliopsis chinensis (Lindl.) Lindl. ex Reichb.f., Saunders Refug. Bot. 2: t. 139. 1872; Epidendrum chinense (Lindl.) Ames, Sched. Orch. 7:4. 1924; Barkeria chinensis (Lindl.) L. B. Thien ex Dressler, Taxon 15(6):241.1966. TYPE: GUATEMALA [“Hong Kong”]. Hinds s. n. (holotype: K).

synonym: Epidendrum nonchinense Reichb.f., Ann. Bot. Syst. 6:324. 1862; Barkeria nonchinensis (Reichb.f.) Schltr., Die Orchideen, ed. 1: 206. 1914. TYPE: Hinds s. n. (holotype: K). Distribution: Mexico to Panama.


Barkeria palmeri (Rolfe) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 470. 1918; Epidendrum palmeri Rolfe, Kew Bull. 1893:6. 1893; Barkeria chinensis ssp.palmeri (Rolfe) Thien, Brittonia 22(4): 293. 1970. TYPE: MEXICO. Bought in a market in Colima, Palmer 1201 (holotype: K; isotypes: NY, US).

synonym: Epidendrum cubense Lindl., Bot. Reg. Misc. 17. 1843; Broughtonia cubensis Lindl. ex Cogn., Symb. Antill. 6:542. 1910; Laeliopsis cubensis Lindl. ex Cogn., Symb. Antill. 6:542. 1910. TYPE: [“Cuba”]. (holotype: K). Distribution: Mexico.


Barkeria scandens (Llave & Lex.) Dressler & Halbinger, Orquidea (Méx.) 6:252. 1977; Pachyphyllum scandens Llave & Lex., Nov. Veg. Desc. Fasc. II, Orch. Opusc. 3:17. 1825. TYPE: MEXICO. Huandacareo, Sept. (preserved?).

synonym: Barkeria cyclotella Reichb.f., Gard. Chron., n. s., 13:72. 1880; Epidendrum cyclotellum Reichb.f., Gard. Chron., n. s., 13:72. 1880; Epidendrum lindleyanum var. cyclotellum (Reichb.f.) Veitch, Man. Orch. Pl. 6:105. 1890; Barkeria lindleyana ssp. cyclotella (Reichb.f.) L. B. Thien, Brittonia 22(4):298. 1970. SYNTYPES: [MEXICO]. Hort. Bull s. n. (syntype: W); Hort. Day s. n. (syntype: W). Distribution: Mexico.


Barkeria schoemakeri F. Halbinger, Orquidea(Méx.) 4(10):296. 1975. TYPE: MEXICO. Michoacán, F. Halbinger 151 (holotype: MEXU).

Distribution: Mexico.

Barkeria skinneri (Batem. ex Lindl.) Paxt., Mag. Bot. 15:1, t. 1848; Epidendrum skinneri Batem. ex Lindl., Bot. Reg. 22: t. 1881. 1836; Dothiolophis purpurea Raf., Fl. Tellur. 4:39. 1838. TYPE: GUATEMALA. Skinner s. n. (holotype: K).


synonym: Barkeria skinneri A. Rich. & Gal., Comptes Rend. Paris 18:506. 1844, nomen.
synonym: Barkeria skinneri var. major Paxt., Mag. Bot. 16:59. 1849. TYPE:
(preserved?).

synonym: Epidendrum fuchsii Regel, Ind. Sem. Hort. Turic. 4. 1850, nomen; Schweiz. Zeitschr. Gartenb. 9:202. 1851. LECTOTYPE (designated by Christenson, 1996): Hort. Bot. Turic. s. n. (lectotype: Z).

synonym: Epidendrum skinneri var. superbum Warner, Sel. Orch. Pl. 1: t. 38. 1862?1865. TYPE: GUATEMALA. Skinner ex Hort. Veitch s. n. (preserved?). Distribution: Mexico and Guatemala.

Barkeria spectabilis Batem. ex Lindl., Bot. Reg. 28: misc. 43. 1842; Epidendrum spectabile (Batem. ex Lindl.) Reichb.f., Ann. Bot. Syst. 6:375. 1862; Barkeria lindleyana ssp. spectabilis (Batem. ex Lindl.) Thien, Brittonia 22(4):297. 1970. TYPE: GUATEMALA. Skinner s. n. (holotype: K).

Distribution: Mexico to Nicaragua.

Barkeria strophinx (Reichb.f.) Halbinger, Orquidea (Méx.) 6:253. 1977; Epidendrum strophinx Reichb.f., Linnaea 41:78. 1876; Barkeria naevosa ssp. strophinx (Reichb.f.) F. Halbinger, Orquidea (Méx.) 3:374. 1974. TYPE: “GUATEMALA.” Schiller s. n. (holotype: W).

Distribution: Mexico.

Barkeria uniflora (Llave & Lex.) Dressler & Halbinger, Orquidea (Méx.) 6:253. 1977; Pachyphyllum uniflorum Llave & Lex., Nov. Veg. Descr. Fasc. II, Orch. Opusc. 4:25. 1825. TYPE: MEXICO. Irapa (preserved?).

synonym: Barkeria elegans Knowles & Westc., Floral Cab. 2:7, t. 49. 1838; Epidendrum elegans (Knowles & Westc.) Reichb.f., Ann. Bot. Syst. 6:374. 1862. LECTOTYPE (designated by Christenson, 1996): t. 49, loc. cit.

synonym: Barkeria elegans var. nobilior Reichb.f., Gard. Chron. 1:234. 1886. TYPE: MEXICO. (holotype: W?). Distribution: Mexico.


Barkeria whartoniana (C. Schweinf.) Soto Arenas, Orquidea(Méx.) 13(1-2):240. 1994; Epidendrum whartonianum C. Schweinf., Amer. Orchid Soc.Bull. 17(5):240. 1948. TYPE: MEXICO. Oaxaca, MacDougall s. n. (holotype: AMES).

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).

Excluded Species

Barkeria pentadactyla (Reichb.f.) Hemsl., Gard. Chron. 1:235. 1879; Epidendrum pentadactylum Reichb.f., Bonplandia 2:89. 1854. TYPE: NICARAGUA. Iraru, Oersted s. n. (holotype: W). = Oerstedella pentadactyla (Reichf.f.) (Reichb.f.) Hagsater.

 


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