Barbosella schista Luer & R.Escobar 1983 SUBGENUS Barbosella Drawing by © Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Cold LATERSpring

Common Name The Cleft Barbosella [refers to the free lateral sepals]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Norte de Santander Colombia and northwestern Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations around 2750 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, vine-like epiphyte with a long-repent, scandent, stout, up to 1 meter in length, elongated, occasionally branching stem giving rise to an ascending, in pairs ramicauls enveloped by 1 to 2, thin, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a suberect, thickly coriaceous, linear-elliptical, subacute, gradually narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on a slender, erect, .38 to .44" [.9 to 1.1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a thin, oblique, tubular floral bracts that envelopes the pedicel

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 16(1): 7. Luer & Escobar1983 drawing fide; Icones Pleuorthallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide

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