Barbosella geminata Luer 1980 SUBGENUS Barbosella Photo by Asociación Generaleña de Orquideología © and their Blog Spot

Full shadeCoolTo ColdWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Twin-Like Barbosella

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet montane forests at elevations of 1600 to 2700 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold, scandent growing epiphyte with an elongate, wiry rhizome giving rise to secondary, erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 hyaline sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, fleshy, narrowly linear-oblanceolate, acute leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, 1.6 to 2.2" [4 to 5.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with one acute bract below the middle


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ,IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1302 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 4 1991 as B sp Photo fide Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide;