Barbosella ricii Luer & R. Vásquez 2000 SUBGENUS Barbosella Photo courtesy of Nigel Carter

Common Name Rici's Barbosella [Bolivian Orchid Enthsiast current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Endemic to Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 600 to 650 meters as a mini-mininature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ascending to erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, thickly coriaceous, narrowly fusiform, ovoid, terete to semi-terete, linear, narrowly subacute, more or less abruptly narrowing below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, erect, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that is held above the leaves and has a thin, tubular floral bract.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000; *Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide;