Barbosella spiritu-sanctensis (Pabst) F.Barros & Toscano 1990SUBGENUS Barbosella Photo by Guy Chiron and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Drawing Drawing by Carl Luer and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shade Warm Cool LATERSummer

Common Name The Espirito Santo Barbosella [A state of eastern Brazil]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in humid forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a slender, elongated, occasionally branching rhizome giving rise to an ascending ramicaul enveloped by a thin tubular sheath and carrying a single, prostrate, thickly coriaceous, suborbicular to elliptical, apex entire, obtuse to rounded, rounded and contracted below into the nearly absent petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a slender, erect, .6 to .75" [1.5 to 1.8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a minute bract below the middle and an oblique floral bract that envelops the pedicel.

Synonyms *Pleurothallis spiritu-sanctensis Pabst 1975

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Pleurothallis espiritosantensis drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northen 1980 as Pleurothallis spiritusantensis; Icones Pleuorthallidinarum Vol XX Luer 2000 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castelo Espirito Santo Brazil Vol 2 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide;