Pachyphyllum hartwegii Rchb.f. 1855 SECTION Capitulum

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Plant Photos by Karl Senghas The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Hartweg's Pachyphyllum [German Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 1/10" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador in wet cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3450 meters with very cold nights as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a branching stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying short, reclining, falcate, conduplicate, channeled leaves that blooms on axillary, racemose, as long as the leaves, few flowered inflorescence carrying simultaneous, small, pale yellow with a red anther flowers

Synonyms Fernandezia theodorii M.W.Chase 2011; Pachyphyllum distichum Lindl. ex Rchb.f.1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez Hijo 2014