Pleurothallis vasconcelosiana [Campacci & Silva] ined.

Another Flower Angle

TYPE Drawing

Photos by Marcos Campacci

Full shade Warm fall

Common Name Reginaldo de Vasconcelos Leitao's Pleurothallis [Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in northestern Minas Gerais state of Brazil in sparse dry woods at elevations around 900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, sub-caespitose, warm growing epiphyte with an inconspicuous rhizome giving rise to rigid, terete ramicauls carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, fleshy, elliptic, acute variable in size abruptly narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on a horizontal to erect, shorter than the leaf, arising through a short spathe with an acute apex, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence.

Similar to P cabeceirensis but it is a smaller plant, has white flowers with acute sepals and petals and an entire lip that blooms in the spring.

Pleurothallis vasconcelosiana is a larger plant, has yellow flowers with less acute petals and sepals, a three lobed lip and flowers in the fall.

Synonyms *Anathallis vasconcelosiana Campacci & C.R.M.Silva 2018

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 14 Campacci & Silva 2018 as Anathallis vasconcelosiana photo/drawing fide