Pachyphyllum gracillimum C.Schweinf. 1947 SECTION Orchidotypus

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Common Name The Delicate Pachyphyllum

Flower Size

Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a very slender, lax, short to relatively elongate, usually remotely branched stems entirely enveloped by loose, spreading leaf sheath bases carrying numerous, distichous, very small, articulated, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, , never equitant, acute, flat, never conduplicate, prominently mucronate, apcail margin minutely ciliolate leaves that blooms on many, axillary, ereect then nodding, shorter than the leaves, racemose, densely 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with semi-amplexicaul, spreading, triangular, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying very small, yellow greenish, campanulate, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Fernandezia gracillima (C.Schweinf.) M.W.Chase 2011; Orchidotypus gracillimus (C.Schweinf.) Senghas 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961 drawing hmm; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as Orchidotypus gracillimus;