Barbosella orbicularis Luer 1976 SUBGENUS Barbosella

Plant and Flowers in situ Venezuela

Photos by G C K Dunsterville

What is Considered to be B orbicularis in Costa Rica

Photo by Bogarin and the Lankester Costa Rican Orchid Website


Common Name The Round Barbosella [refers to the leaf]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, northern Brazil and Ecuador in lower montane to montane cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing, repent and mat-forming epiphyte with a suborbicular, fleshy leaf held flat against the substrate and blooms on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence with several, imbricating, basal, triangular bracts.


References Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 #6 1981 photo fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Dodson & Luer 2005 drawing fide; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 1 Ortiz & Uribe 2014 drawing fide