Pleurothallis sandaliorum G.A.Romero & Carnevali 2000 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Sicariae SUBSECTION Sicariae Luer 1986 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sandalio's Pleurothallis [Venezuelan Family in remembrance to their hospitality]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Amazonas Venezuela at elevations around 120 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing, shortly repent growing epiphyte with erect, sharply compressed ramicauls enveloped with 2 to 3 thin, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, spreading, coriaceous, broadly elliptical to suborbicular, obtuse, cordate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the fall on fascile of descending, .06 to .08" " [ 1.5 to 2 mm] long peduncle, successively single flowered inflorescence arising through a disintigrating spathe at the base of the leaf .

Synonyms Acianthera sandaliorum (G.A.Romero & Carnevali) Luer 2004

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Acianthera sandaliorum;