Pachyphyllum costaricense (Ames & C.Schweinf.) L.O.Williams 1938 SECTION Pachyphyllum

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

Full Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Costa Rican Pachyphyllum

Flower Size .25" [8mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a repent stem enveloped by loose, imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying densely distichous, oblong, acute to shortly apiculate, spreading leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, short, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with funnel-shaped floral bracts.

Synonyms *Centropetalum costaricense Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930; Fernandezia costaricensis (Ames & C.Schweinf.) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Schedul. Orchid. 10: 110.1930 as Centropetalum costaricense; *Lilloa 3: 481.1938; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 31 1905 - 1976 Brieger 1995 as Fernandezia costaricensis; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;