Barbosella dusenii (Samp.) Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Barbosella

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name Dusen's Barbosella [Swedish Engineer and Plant Collector in Brazil Early 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Brazil around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing, mat forming epiphyte with slender, ascending ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, suberect, thinly coriaceous, ellitpical, subacute to obtuse, apiculate, cuneate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a slender, erect, .88 to 1.6" [2.2 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a basal bract

Synonyms Barbosella gardneri var. dusenii (Samp.) Hoehne 1947; *Restrepia dusenii Samp. 1909;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 2 Pabst - Dungs 1977; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 photo fide;