Barbosella cogniauxiana (Speg. & Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Barbosella

Photo by Eric Hunt

Specimen Plant

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista


Common Name Cogniaux's Barbosella [French Botanist 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [2 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte in very wet, primary forests with an erect ramicaul carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, light green, subulate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, 3" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that is held above the leaves.

Synonyms Barbosella handroi Hoehne 1934; Barbosella porschii (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1918; Barbosella riograndensis Dutra ex Pabst 1959; Pleurothallis spegazziniana L.O. Williams 1941; Restrepia cogniauxiana Speg. & Kraenzl.1908; Restrepia porschii Kraenzl. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconographia de Orchidaeceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975 as B porschii photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 B handroi drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as B porschii drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 2 Pabst - Dungs 1975 as B handroi drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 as B handroi; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994 as B handroi photo/drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 5 2004 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 3 2005 photo fide; 100 Orquideas Argentinas Freuler 2005 as B porschii photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #1 2012 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; Orchids of Tropical America an introduction and guide Meisel 2014 photos fide; The Orchid Review Vol 127 No 1328 December 2019 photo fide;