Pachyphyllum breviconnatum Schltr.1921

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaia Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Full shadeCold

Common Name The Short Pachyphyllum

Flower Size

Found in Cuzco Peru in thickets at elevations of 2800 to 3700 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pendent, flexuous to arcuate, more or less branching, rather slender, entirely to mostly concealed by loose, infundibuliform leaf sheaths carrying numerous, small, distichous, articulate, wide spreading, fleshy, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, acute to sub-acute, prominently mucronate, minutely ciliolate towards the apex leaves that blooms on axillary, numerous, shorter than the leaves, commonly 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with spreading, amplexicaul, triangular-lanceolate to ovate-triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying flowers that are large for the genus.

Synonyms Fernandezia breviconnata (Schltr.) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 4 Schweinfurth 1961;