Pachyphyllum crystallinum Lindl. 1846

Plant and Flowers Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Cold Summer Fall

Common Name The Crystal-Like Pachyphyllum

Flower Size .15" [3 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru on scrubby trees at elevations of 3000 to 4000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a scandent stem enveloped by loose, imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying fleshy, elliptic-ovate, apiculate leaves with hispidulous margins that blooms in the summer and fall on a short, lateral, racemose, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with minute flowers.

Synonyms Fernandezia crystallina (Lindl.) M.W.Chase 2011;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Orchid. Linden. 18. 1846; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 5 Foldats 1970; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 drawing fide;Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo ok; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase ad Rasmussen 2009 drawing good; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez Hijo 2014 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Kolanowska and Szlachetkp 2016 drawing/photo fide;

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