Pleurothallis barbae Schltr.1923 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Apodae-Caespitosae [Lindl.]Luer 1986

Photo by Jay Pfahl


Photo by Daniel Jimenenz and his Flickr Costa Rica Orchid Photo Website

Full ShadeCool ColdWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Barva Volcano Pleurothallis [A Volcano in Costa Rica]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevatons of 1600 to 2400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a slender, erect, ramicaul enveloped by 2 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, thinly coriaceous, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the indistinct petiolate base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, slender, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, congested, fascile of successively single flowered inflorescence with thin, tubular, imbricating floral bracts.

Synonyms Sarcinula barbae (Schltr.) Luer 2006; Specklinia barbae (Schltr.) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Specklinia barbae; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVIII Luer 2006 as Sarcinula barbae drawing fide; Pleurothallids Neotropical Jewels Vol 1 Karremans & Viera 2020 as Specklnia barbae photo fide