Pleurothallis vandenbergii (Chiron) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 SUBGENUS Madisonia

TYPE Drawing photo/TYPE 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.

Similar to if not synomonous wih Pleurothallis neobradei Luer 1986

Synonyms *Sansonia vandenbergii Chiron 2012; Madisonia vandenbergii (Chiron) Toscano & E.C.Smidt 2021

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Richardiana 12: 85 Chiron 2012 as Sansonia vendenberrgii; drawing fide;

AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #1 2013 drawing fide;

*Orchid Rev. 122: 77 J M H Shaw 2014;

Phytotaxa 505: 81 Toscano & E.C.Smidt 2021 as Madisonia vandenbergii;