Barbosella cucullata (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918 SUBGENUS Barbosella

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Full shadeCoolTo ColdWinterSpringand LATEFall

Common Name The Cowled Barbosella

Flower Size 1 1/4" [4 cm]

Found from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador Peru and Bolivia in dense brush at elevations of 1400 to 3450 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte to lithophyte in moss, with a very short, approximate stem carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, oblanceolate, minutely tridentate apically leaf that is rough textured and blooms in the winter, spring and fall on an erect, terete, pale green, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence holding the large flower well above the leaves.

Synonyms Barbosella longiflora (Kraenzl.) Schltr. 1921; Barbosella longipes Schltr. 1920; Barbosella rhynchantha (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) Schltr. 1918; Barbosella varicosa (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918; Masdevallia longiflora Kraenzl. 1925; Pleurothallis angustisegmenta C. Schweinf. 1942; Pleurothallis rhynchantha (Rchb. f. & Warsz.) L.O. Williams 1939; Restrepia antennifera var. angustifolia Kraenzl. 1899; Restrepia cucullata Lindl. 1845; Restrepia rhynchantha Rchb. f. & Warsz. 1854; Restrepia varicosa Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as Restrepia rhynchantha; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920 as B longipes; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 not = B prorepens; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 No 9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 2 1970 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 7 385 - 448 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Orchidaceae Brasilienses Vol 2 Pabst - Dungs 1977; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing not = B prorepens; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo good; Systematics of the Pleurothallidinae Vol 1 1986; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0008 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing ok; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 1 COS 1990 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchds Pridgeon 1992; The Manual of Cultivated Orchids Bechtel, Cribb, Laurent 1992 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 1 Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 1 Vasquez & Ibisch 2000 photo/drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidniarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Las Orquedias Del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2005 drawing fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Orquideologia Vol 25 #2 2008 as B longipes photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Parsons & Gerritsen 2013 photo fide; Orquideas del Valle de Aburra Medellin Colombia Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia 2014 photo fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing/photo fide