Pachyphyllum dalstroemii Dodson 1997 Drawing by © Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part shade Cold Fall Winter

Common Name Dalstrom's Pachyphyllum [Swedish Orchid Illustrator and Collector current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Loja Ecuador at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a monopodial, basally branching stem enveloped by imbricating leaf sheaths carrying fleshy, spreading, ovate, entire, mucronate-apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on axillary, '6" [1.5 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with awl-shaped floral bracts and carrying small, fleshy, campanulate, yellow green flowers.

Synonyms Fernandezia dalstroemii (Dodson) M.W.Chase 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 20(3): 271–279. 1997 Dodson drawing fide

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