Pachyphyllum cuencae Rchb.f. 1876 Photo by Mark Whitten

Another Plant Photo by The Museum of Natural History Oncidinae [Orchidaceae] Website

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Common Name The Cuenca Pachyphyllum [A Town in Ecuador]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador in very wet montane forests at elevations around 2500 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a pendent stem enveloped by imbricate leaf sheaths carrying short, spaced out, falcate, elliptic leaves that blooms on a shorter than the leaf, racemose, successively few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Fernandezia cuencae (Rchb.f.) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendroideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase ad Rasmussen 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Zamora Chinchipe Tomo 1 Epidendroideae Jimenez Hijo 2014