Barbosella cogniauxiana (Speg. & Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Barbosella

Photo by Eric Hunt

Specimen Plant

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista



Drawing by Carl Luer


Common Name Cogniaux's Barbosella [French Botanist 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [2 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, long-repent-scandent epiphyte in very wet, primary forests with an erect ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, light green, subulate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 3" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a thin, sd long as the pedicel and part of the ovary floral bract and carrying flowers held above the leaves.

"Similar to B prorepens but differs in the smaller habit with a longer, more slender, creeping rhizome. The small erect leaves vary from broadly elliptical and obtuse to narrowly obovate abd acute. The lip is broadly and shallowly concave above the concave base as seen in B prorepens, with a pair of low, indistinct calli near the middle. The lip of B prorepens has a pair of more or less well defined callii flanking the shallow cavity above the basal cavity and often also with three, low calli on the apical third." Luer 2000

Synonyms Barbosella handroi Hoehne 1934; Barbosella porschii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Barbosella riograndensis Dutra ex Pabst 1959; Pleurothallis spegazziniana L.O. Williams 1941; Restrepia cogniauxiana Speg. & Kraenzl.1908; Restrepia porschii Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as B porschii photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 B handroi drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as B porschii drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 2 Pabst - Dungs 1975 as B handroi drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 as B handroi; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as B handroi photo/drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 5 2004 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 as B porschii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photos fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide;