Schunkea vierlingii Senghas 1994 Photo by Marcos Campacci

Common Name Vierling's Schunkea [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found only in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in montane rainforests at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cylindrical, longitudinally sulcate and tapering pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a sheath and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, subcoriaceous, acute, conduplicate leaf that blooms in the spring on an axillary from the basal sheath, short, pendant, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence that is much shorter than the leaf..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 64 No 9 1995 Photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 32 1977 - 2056 Brieger 1996 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 196 Castro 2006 drawing/photo fide