Pleurothallis vandenbergii (Chiron) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Phloeophila Luer 1986 Drawing by Guy Chiron

Full Shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name Vandenberg's Pleurothallis [Brazilian Botanist current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil at elevations around 530 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, cylindrical rhizome enveloped by hairy sheaths and giving rise to a secondary stem every .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] carrying a single, apical, parellel to the substrate, green, elliptical, entire, acute, shortly conduplicate into the canaliculate, pseudo-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying a flower with the sepals, petals and lipstick yellow at the base then light purple strongly speckled with purple dark, apex petals and labellum yellow, light purple ovary washed yellow.

Synonyms *Sansonia vandenbergii Chiron 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 12: 85 Chiron 2012 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #1 2013 as Sansonia bradei drawing fide