Barbosella dolichorhiza Schltr.1920 SUBGENUS BarbosellaPhoto by Franco Pupulin and Epidendra Orchid Website

Full shade WarmCoolFall

Common Name or Meaning The Long Rooted Barbosella

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 950 to 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short, cylindrical ramicauls enveloped basally by pale sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-ligulate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the canaliculate, narrowly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a singular, erect, thin, 4.4" [11 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with cucullate-ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Barbosella anaristella (Kraenzl.) Garay 1974; Barbosella bradeorum Schltr. 1923; Barbosella fuscata Garay 1969; Masdevallia anaristella Kraenzl. 1921; Pleurothallis anaristella (Kraenzl.) L.O.Williams 1950; Pleurothallis bradeorum (Schltr.) Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1934; Triaristellina anaristella (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 111. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as B bradeorum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 200. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as B bradeorum; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 1 1961 photo as B anaristella; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 606 Hamer & Dodson 1982 as B anaristella drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as B anaristella drawing good; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photos fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photo fide;