Barbosella crassifolia (Edwall) Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Barbosella

Plant and Flowers Photos by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

Another Angle Photo By Dalton Holland Baptista

Full shadeWarmCoolWinter LATEWinterand EARLIER spring

Common Name The Thick Leafed Barbosella

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found eastern and southern Brazil in dense primary forests at elevations of 950 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, mat forming epiphyte with ascending ramicauls enveloped by a thin, tubular sheath and carrying a single, apical, prostrate, thickly coriaceous, suborbicular to elliptical, entire apically, obtuse to rounded, rounded and contracted below into the nearly absent petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a slender, erect, .6 to .92" [1.5 to 2.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorscence with a minute bract below the middle and an oblique floral bract.

Synonyms Barbosella crassifolia var. aristata Hoehne 1947; Barbosella crassifolia var. genuina Hoehne 1947; Barbosella crassifolia var. hamburgensis (Kraenzl.) Garay 1953; Barbosella crassifolia var. minor Hoehne 1947; Barbosella hamburgensis (Kraenzl.) Hoehne 1947; Pleurothallis hamburgensis Kraenzl. 1911; Restrepia crassifolia Edwall 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ,IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidianrum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide;