Barbosella macaheensis (Cogn.) Luer 2000 SUBGENUS Barbosella

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Jorge Gasti and his Facebook Page


Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade

Common Name The Alto Macahe' Barbosella [An area of Rio de Janiero State of Brazil]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Rio de Janiero State of Brazil without locality as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte with a slender repent rhizome giving rise to an ascending to erect ramicaul enveloped by 1 to 2, thin, tubular sheaths and carrying an erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical-obovate, subacute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, erect, 1" to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a thin, inflated, infundibular, longer than the ovary floral bract.

"A small species distinguished by the creeping habit and pedicel that bear the flowers above the narrowly obovate leaves. The flowers appear to be non-resupinate by a bending back of the peduncle. The sepals are membraneous with the dorsal sepal narrowly linear and the synsepal much broader and bifid. The petals are short and subfalcate. The basal cavity of the base of the lip is proportionally large and the apical two-thirds of the lip is ovate, concave and acute." Luer 2000

Caution!! Does not appear to have the long-pedicellate ending to the inflorescence, other than that seems to fit.

Synonyms Barbosella perinii Ruschi 1977; *Pleurothallis macaheensis Cogn. 1906 publ. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide;