Pachyphyllum debedoutii P. Ortiz 2009 SECTION Capitulum

Flower Closeup

Photos by Ramon de Bedout

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz

full shade Cold

Common Name de Bedout's Pachyphyllum [Colombian Surgeon and Orchidist current]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Cundinamarca department of Colombia at elevations around 2950 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths carrying distichous, alternate, acute, with finely ciliate margins, dark green with red spotted leaves that blooms on 1 to 2, axillary, .2" [5 mm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with relatively large bracts.

Synonyms Fernandezia debedoutii (P.Ortiz) M.W.Chase 2011; Valdiviesoa debedoutii (P.Ortiz) Szlach. & Kolan. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 drawing fide;