Maxillaria barbosae Loefgr. 1918 sect. Repentes Christenson 2013

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Common Name or Meaning Barbosa's Maxillaria [Brazilian Orchid Botanist Late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.25" [3.1 cm]

Found in eastern Brazil in the high areas of the Serra da Mantiqueira at elevations around 1000 meters as a minaiture to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with small, ovoid, rugose with age pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by sheaths becoming fibrous with age and carrying 2, apical, linear-oblong to linear-lanceolate, acute to almost obtuse, attenuate below into the pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on 1 to 2, erect, axillary, 1.2 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3, well spaced, funnel-shaped, acute bracts.

CAUTION I cannot verify these determinations with the references available to me so please use with caution

Synonyms Bolbidium barbosae (Loefgr.) J.M.H.Shaw 2011; Brasiliorchis barbosae (Loefgr.) R.B.Singer S.Koehler & Carnevali 2007; Maxillaria barbosae var citrina Porto & Brade 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing hmm; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M barbosae var citrina; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide;