Pleurothallis barbosana De Wild. 1906 SUBGENUS Specklinia SECTION Hymenodanthae SUBSECTION Longicaulae [Barb. Rodr.] Luer 1986

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista photo by Maria Rita Cabral and Orchidstudium

Deep shade Spring

Common Name Barbosa's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Botaniust late 1800 to early 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, caespitose epiphyte with short, terete ramicauls encased by 3 shortly imbricate, open subtubular papery sheaths with a single, apical, narrowly oblanceolate, long attenuate, channeled to the petiolate base, apex tridenticulate, coriaceous, dark green leaf that blooms in the spring on a lateral, 4" [10 cm] long, from the apex of the ramicaul [well developed erect one leafed stems], filiform [thin], slightly fractiflex [zigzagged], racemose, several [8 to 11] flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaves with minute, oblique, ovate-triangular, pale brown, less than half as long as the pedicel floral bracts

"Similar to P picta but differs in the subobtuse sepals and the 2 lobes are convergent, in P picta the two connate sepals are very acvute and the 2 lobes are divergent." E. De Wildeman 1906

Synonyms Specklinia barbosana (De Wild.) Campacci 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

* Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 39: 244 De Wild. 1906; Bol. CAOB 69-70: 27 Campacci 2008 as Specklinia barbosana;